Intending users of bothies maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association should be aware that maintenance work will be taking place at a number of bothies over the April- June period. Inevitably, this will mean that there will have to be restrictions on use at some, but not all, of these bothies while the work is being undertaken, and intending users should be prepared to camp while this essential maintenance is taking place.
As much information as possible will be posted on the Association’s website www.mountainbothies.org.uk but it is not, of course, possible to be totally precise in advance about how usage of individual bothies might be affected. It is also possible that there could be minor changes to the work party dates that have been announced, and other projects are likely to be added to the programme in due course.
At present, work parties are planned at the following bothies:
Greensykes, 1-3 April;
Rowchoise, 2-3 April;
Gorton, 8-10 April;
Suileag, 11-13 April;
Warnscale Head, 13-15 April;
Tomsleibhe, 16 April-1 May (re-roofing so bothy will be unavailable);
Strathchailleach, 22-26 April;
Brattleburn, 23-24 April;
Haughtongreen, 30 April-2 May;
The Schoolhouse, 14-15 May;
Kearvaig, 3-6 June.
The bothy at Over Phawhope is also to be re-roofed with the work taking place either during the last week in April or the first week in May; accommodation at this bothy will be very limited while this work is taking place.