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Manchester Indoor Ice Wall
Friday 1st December at 8:30am
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Nottingham Indoor Wall Monday 16th October 4pm
If this page gets any longer, it might be an idea to break it into seperate pages. We could split by region and have a grid reference for each with name on the this page
Sandy Hillocks (Coire Cash)Less of a bothy and more of a stable. Only a small section has a door which can be closed. Could sleep 3 or so but would be cold and draughty. You would preferably need to cover the mud floor before sleeping on it. Fortunately, research prior to our trip had indicated that this 'Bothy' was not up to much and we had decided to camp elsewhere.
Davy's Bouragh (Cairn Damf, Cairn Lunkard) Cunningly hidden in the hillside, you might well miss this shelter if looking for it in the dark, even though it is right by the Jock's Road path. A low ceiling would make standing difficult, but there is enoough floor space to sleep 5 or so. You would preferably need to cover the mud floor before sleeping on it.
Situated south of Stob Ban in Glen Nevis. Jim, Damian, Grahame, Al H and Franco ended up here after changing their plan of going to nearby Larig Leacach. (Gusty windys knocked us of the ridge that would have taken us there). This bothy is spacious (could sleep 16+ at a push), with two downstairs rooms and a sleeping loft (missing glass in the window on our visit). One of the downstairs rooms has the luxury of wooden floorbaords, both have fireplaces. Plenty of munros nearby, though some on the south side of the glen may require river corssings. We enjoyed our stay here so much that we didn't get up until 9.30, although his might have had more to do with the cold. There is some confusion as to the spelling of Meanach on different maps, but I'm going with the plaque on the bothy itself. Franco.
Corrour Bothy: Stone Shed in the middle of nowhere (or somewhere down the Lairig Ghru Pass in the Cairngorms. Awesome location with at least 8 munros that can be baggged from there. This Bothy can get slightly busy, so taking a tent might be advisable, particularly at weekends or holiday periods.
Facilities include: 4 weatherproof walls and roof, a draft emitting door, a fireplace with 2 lumps of coal (providing heat for... the chimney exclusively), a herd a scrounging deer - not to be used as food supplements or convenient transport. Can sleep up to 6. Has apparently been in use for over 150 years.
Bagged by MPS on the Cairngorms trip, March 04
Fords of Avon Refuge: In the Cairngorms near the east end of Loch Avon. Basically just a shed with rocks piled round it, put up by the army on a training exercise about 20 years ago. Sleeping more than 2 would be tight. The location of this refuge is "amazing" (as Nick would say). There is a tangible feeling of remoteness, more so than at the busier corrour bothy. Not called a refuge for nothing....
Bagged by Grahame and Franco, 25/3/04
Ryvoan Bothy: In the Cairngorms, an hours walk from Glenmore, which begs the question why would you need to stay there? A nice large raised plastic floor could sleep 10 or more.
Sheneval Bothy: About 7km from the nearest road this bothy sets you up nicely for bagging the two 'most remote munros' (apparently), Ruadh Stac Mor and A'Mhaighdean. This bothy is luxury compared to some. It has two floors and 4 rooms, and can sleep at least 20 people. Don't forget to sign the guest book if you stay there!
Bagged by Nick and Damian on the Ullapool New Year trip 2004, but unfortunately the river was in spate so no munros were bagged.
Glenlicht House: Again, not an open bothy, but another awesome location. Great for bagging the munros on the North side of Glensheil. Bagged by MPS Easter 03