Dulyn bothy snowdonia
Dulyn bothy Snowdonia

Could you forgo the power-shower and home comforts for a night in the most basic  accommodation?

We hope you trust us when we say it’s worth it.

We think a bothy experience is one not to be missed. It provides a fantastic opportunity which is open to anyone  who fancies an escape to a remote and isolated destination. There are about 100 of these shelters in mountainous areas of the  UK. Most  are located in the Highlands of Scotland and Northern Britain but there are a few in Wales too.

The mountain bothy association (MBA) is a charity that  maintains these buildings  (with the owners’ permission).  The bothies  are unlocked, free and  available to anyone who turns up (although take a tent  in the unlikely event that  it is full). Don’t expect  running water, electricity, gas,  or even a loo. You will often find logs or wood to chop though so you can  at least light the fire to stay warm.

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Here in the UK we may not have a sophisticated system of prebooking mountain huts and lodges like you often get when planning walking trips abroad. We do things differently here and we think we  are lucky to have these incredible ‘shepherds huts’ in our beautiful mountainous areas of Britain. So test those survival skills, leave the Wi-Fi behind and escape for a night or two in a refuge in an incredible location here in the UK.

wilderness 2_http://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/

wilderness 2_

Are you bothered? Try a bothy…
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