‘A journey of a thousand miles starts with… a google search’ 

Over the years I’ve had many idle pub conversations about how satisfying it would be to visit all the MBA bothies in Scotland. Then on one particularly significant evening at the back end of 2011, my good friend Adam suggested writing a book, and after a quick google search I realised that there was a gaping hole waiting to be filled with a bothy reference text. Having been a bothy lover all my formative years I realised that this would be a controversial project, so through the early entries in the blog there is no mention of my ultimate intentions. The first obvious stumbling block was that I had no access to a car, so I made a rather rash assessment that the whole task could be undertaken by bike and public transport, and thus bothiesonabike was born.

Geoff Allan

Do get in touch about anything bothy related, I’m always happy to help

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  1. mappitmaps

    Beautiful bothy photographs! I did an mountain bike tour of the Highlands and Islands MBA bothies in one journey in 2012 and it was extremely tough but worth it. Every new place I went I was amazed at how varied Scotland is and how little of my own country I had seen. I wish I’d taken more photots! All be best with the rest of your quest.

    1. bothiesonabike Post author

      Thanks so much for the thumbs up…your trip sounds pretty damn impressive, I don’t think I could do anything approaching a long stint in the hills, I need my home comforts too much after a while! Fortunately I was primed by a couple of people to start taking photos of my recent adventures…I have so many gaps in trips I took in my twenties and thirties…


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