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edwardgrundy2 - on 01 Aug 2017
Hi, six of us are looking for a bothie for Saturday and Sunday night, near at least two decent hills for Sunday and Monday. And we need to be able to get there from Edinburgh leaving at 16:00 on Saturday.

All reasonably fit guys in our thirties. Half of us fairly exprienced walkers/scramblers. Basially anything up to grade three scrambling (if dry, which it probably won't be) and eight hours.

Any recommedations for bothies and/or hills much appreciated.

(None of us are members of the bothie association but we plan to make a decent donation)
Wanderer100 - on 01 Aug 2017
In reply to edwardgrundy2:

How about the Grey Corrie ridge?
You can use the bothy Lairig Leacach which is below Stob Ban.
If you fancy heading further North there's a decent bothy, Corryhully, near Glenfinnan where you can climb Sgurr Thuilm and Sgurr nan Coireachan.
Or the Cairngorms via the Corrour bothy in the Larig Ghru. Perfect for the Devils Point, Ben Macdui and other hills either side of the pass.
Deleted bagger - on 01 Aug 2017
In reply to edwardgrundy2:

Please be aware of the bothy code. You should contact contact the owner if you are a party of six or more. Overcrowding at easily accessible bothies is a regular problem at the weekend. A bothy is never full but prepare to camp especially if you're arriving late.

Have a good trip.
yorkshire_lad2 on 02 Aug 2017
In reply to edwardgrundy2:

I have heard that the bothy code expressly forbids flapjack .....
edwardgrundy2 - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to Wanderer100:

thanks, we ended up just camping. will bear in mind for another trip though.
edwardgrundy2 - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to yorkshire_lad2:

will bear this in mind
edwardgrundy2 - on 10 Aug 2017
In reply to Deleted bagger:

didn't bothy in the end but thanks - plan to in future so will familiarise myself with code
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Jim C - on 11 Aug 2017
In reply to edwardgrundy2:
The Mountain Bothies Association ( MBA ) have a website with maps,
http://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/bothy-code.asp
There is also a Facebook forum Mountain Bothies Scotland , where you can post questions/ receive advice .

There are several Bothy books available the most recent/ up to date I think,is the Bothy Bible, about £12 quid or £7 Kindle.
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edwardgrundy2 - on 18 Aug 2017
In reply to Jim C:

thanks

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