Hiking to a Remote Bothy

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00:00 Hiking to the bothy
00:44 Water in the burn
01:12 Arriving at the bothy
02:16 The Bothy

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Luib Chonnal bothy is a bothy managed by the Scottish Mountain Bothies Association. More here www.mountainbothies.org.uk . They maintain simple shelters in remote areas of the Highlands. I've stayed in many over the last 30+ years but had never visited this one near Glen Roy in the Central Highlands. They are very simple shelters, often restored from former blackhouses and shepherds' houses. I hiked here on a cold November day and, yes, the fire really was lit when I arrived. A couple had just left. Later that evening some friends joined me for my birthday. They're not in the film because the jollity didn't fit the peaceful vibe I was trying to capture!

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Remember that hiking and mountain climbing can be dangerous. The videos on my channel are for entertainment only (other than where specified). Always prepare well and be willing to abandon a trip if it becomes dangerous due to weather or unexpected trail conditions. If you are new to hiking and the great outdoors it's always a good idea to go with a guide or a more experienced companion.

And remember - give the wildlife some space, leave no trace, go quietly and enjoy it out there!

A word on drones - I know how annoying it is to hear a drone whizzing about when you are trying to enjoy the peace and solitude of wild places. I'm also aware of the potential to disturb wildlife with them. I always avoid flying the drone when there are other hikers around. It's one of the reasons I tend to hike at less popular times of day and in mid-week and I avoid using the drone if I do see others nearby. I never fly a drone towards wildlife or where birds are likely to be nesting.
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