|You wouldn’t find it without looking.|
The unofficial bothy isn’t a venue, it’s not a destination or somewhere you’d plan a ride to. It’s not a resource to be used frivolously, using it requires care, moderation and respect but on the very wettest and blackest of nights it will provide a sanctuary, that, if used properly will make its peeling walls and cold stone floor feel like the inside of a palace.
|Sometimes all you need is a roof and walls.|
|Providing shelter since 1832.|
The majority of these ‘refuges’ are to be found in the wilder parts of the country, the forgotten leftovers of agricultural and industrial endeavor. Places where natures presence is at its strongest, where the balance of financial cost and reward makes holiday homes and weekend retreats unviable … simply, the places ‘people’ don’t go.
|Sadly, some are a little too far gone.|
|You could move straight in.|
You can expect many dead-ends and much disappointment along the way, 90% of the time all you’ll discover is a pile of stone, the remains of a gable or more likely … nothing at all. Don’t give up, keep researching, looking and searching and when you do ‘find’ one, it will feel like you’ve been given something very special … they are out there.
|The moon is easier to reach!|