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Bothyism

I'm just back from a journey that I probably won't forget in a long, long time.

Myself and my friend Petr started on Friday evening. The rest of our party had left early in the day. I had packed my rucksack the night before so I would be ready to leave sharp after work. So, we left Inverness by bus for Fort William.

Later that night, we would be starting the walk to Inverie on the Knoydart peninsula. The town of Inverie is a special kind of place. The roads there are disconnected to the rest of the UK's road network. As far as I know there are only really a couple of ways to get there. Either by boat or by foot.

Our destination that night, was Glensulaig bothy, about 5 km north of Loch Eil.

We arrived at Glensulaig around midnight by head torch and moonlight. the others were asleep so we were quick to bed down for the night.

A bothy is a basic building, that land owners leave unlocked to be used as accommodation.