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Renovated bothy ready for use

Posted 1 December 2011
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Renovated bothy ready for use
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A renovated bothy is ready for visitors to use while exploring the Scottish lowlands.

Greensykes Bothy in the Eskdalemuir Forest in the Scottish Borders will be able to welcome walkers and cyclists arriving with their backpacks after the owner allowed the Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) to convert it from an open shelter, Grough reports.

Work by MBA volunteers on the three-room property in recent months has now made it fit for this use, offering a place to stop overnight in the remote spot, over six miles from Eskdalemuir village.

An MBA spokesperson said: "Its owner was keen that it should continue to be available for use by walkers and cyclists. Its adoption by the MBA will ensure that this continues to be the case."

Other work being carried out by MBA volunteers is set to take place in April next year to improve the Meanach Bothy in the west highlands.

The property lies close to the western end of the Mamores range, allowing munroists an overnight stop before climbing the likes of Binnein Mor, Binnein Beag and Sgurr Eilde Mor.