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Stay in a bothy for free  in a remote part of Scotland, Wales or Northern England & Borders
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Stay in a bothy for free in a remote part of Scotland, Wales or Northern England & Borders

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Posted 7th Jul
Looking for a cheap deal in the school summer holidays? Stay in a bothy in a remote part of Scotland or Wales. No need to book and it's completely free just take some firewood and a shovel.

When going to a bothy, it is important to assume that there will be no facilities. No tap, no sink, no beds, no lights, and, even if there is a fireplace, perhaps nothing to burn. Bothies may have a simple sleeping platform, but if busy you might find that the only place to sleep is on a stone floor. You will need to make your own arrangement for water and should be aware that there may not be a suitable supply near the bothy. If there is no fire then on a cold night you may have trouble staying warm. The great majority of nights in Britain are on the cool side and remember that most bothies are up in the hills. Few bothies have toilet facilities apart from a spade and the advice is that you should walk at least a couple of hundred metres from the bothy and 60metres from the water supply before excavations and evacuations commence. If all this sounds rather rough, you are beginning to get the picture. Your comforts have to be carried in.

So what do you need? Start with all of the equipment you would take when camping except the tent. For the rest, you’ll learn what’s useful as you go along.
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Have book the wife in there for a week break.
Ok, I'll have a pint of whatever you're on
Bothies and bothying have been described as many things. Holiday homes they are not. Camping without a tent is closer to the mark, though lots of things can be useful in a bothy that have no place in a tent, such as candles or a line for drying socks from.


When going to a bothy, it is important to assume that there will be no facilities. No tap, no sink, no beds, no lights, and, even if there is a fireplace, perhaps nothing to burn. Bothies may have a simple sleeping platform, but if busy you might find that the only place to sleep is on a stone floor. You will need to make your own arrangement for water and should be aware that there may not be a suitable supply near the bothy. If there is no fire then on a cold night you may have trouble staying warm. The great majority of nights in Britain are on the cool side and remember that most bothies are up in the hills. Few bothies have toilet facilities apart from a spade and the advice is that you should walk at least a couple of hundred metres from the bothy and 60metres from the water supply before excavations and evacuations commence. If all this sounds rather rough, you are beginning to get the picture. Your comforts have to be carried in.
So what do you need? Start with all of the equipment you would take when camping except the tent. For the rest, you’ll learn what’s useful as you go along.
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Ok, I'll have a pint of whatever you're on
Have book the wife in there for a week break.
I don’t speak Sussex. Is a bothy a toilet?
Take your own wood logs or coal or you will freeze.
I like the Balmoral one where the Royal Family could turn up and have a barbecue any time 😁
Edited by: "ciarandanielbyrne1" 7th Jul
Bothies and bothying have been described as many things. Holiday homes they are not. Camping without a tent is closer to the mark, though lots of things can be useful in a bothy that have no place in a tent, such as candles or a line for drying socks from.


When going to a bothy, it is important to assume that there will be no facilities. No tap, no sink, no beds, no lights, and, even if there is a fireplace, perhaps nothing to burn. Bothies may have a simple sleeping platform, but if busy you might find that the only place to sleep is on a stone floor. You will need to make your own arrangement for water and should be aware that there may not be a suitable supply near the bothy. If there is no fire then on a cold night you may have trouble staying warm. The great majority of nights in Britain are on the cool side and remember that most bothies are up in the hills. Few bothies have toilet facilities apart from a spade and the advice is that you should walk at least a couple of hundred metres from the bothy and 60metres from the water supply before excavations and evacuations commence. If all this sounds rather rough, you are beginning to get the picture. Your comforts have to be carried in.
So what do you need? Start with all of the equipment you would take when camping except the tent. For the rest, you’ll learn what’s useful as you go along.
What's the shovel for?
These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up and they'd be occupied. 🔥🔥🔥
plainjayne8107/07/2019 20:22

These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up …These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up and they'd be occupied. 🔥🔥🔥


See you there
If this was in Sussex someone would have turned it into an Airbnb by now!
Rolefitleader07/07/2019 20:07

Have book the wife in there for a week break.


This one sleeps 3 so she may have some company...
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plainjayne8107/07/2019 20:22

These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up …These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up and they'd be occupied. 🔥🔥🔥


Don't worry about me getting in your way I'm more of a Travelodge kind of a guy.
gazdoubleu07/07/2019 20:25

If this was in Sussex someone would have turned it into an Airbnb by now!


This one would be £975 a month no pets DS smokers
plainjayne8107/07/2019 20:22

These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up …These are amazing. I didn't know they existed. Knowing my luck I'd turn up and they'd be occupied. 🔥🔥🔥

Knowing my luck there would be a cue!!!

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Edited by: "aggala" 7th Jul
aggala07/07/2019 20:30

Knowing my luck there would be a cue!!!


There isnt a pool table
aggala07/07/2019 20:30

Knowing my luck there would be a cue!!!


A cue?? To beat off the other wanna be Bothy dwellers?
All inclusive? Half board?
The_Guru07/07/2019 20:32

All inclusive? Half board?


Tin of all day breakfast left by previous stayer included
aggala07/07/2019 20:30

Knowing my luck there would be a cue!!!


You're just snooker loopy
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Does it have WiFi
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What's the chances of any "locals" turning up, I'm sort of thinking wrong turn,wolf creek,the hills have eyes etc ?
38016068-Q8jAk.jpgLatest trip advisor 4.5. Interior could do with updating
Is there traffic noise from a main road nearby?....usually there is a catch!
Looks like a toilet lol
Voting hot
sussexguy07/07/2019 20:37

[Image] Latest trip advisor 4.5. Interior could do with updating


The rope hanging above the sofa says it all.
38016128-NsjN1.jpgThis one is great for newcomers to the bothy world. Mb a HUKD meet up could be on the cards?
sussexguy07/07/2019 20:37

[Image] Latest trip advisor 4.5. Interior could do with updating


Looks better than a travelodge.
Sounds like hell on earth to me - no toilet - no water - no bed . The hills have eyes territory 😳
Please book early if you are thinking of one of the more popular locations for xmas shopping
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