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New Abyssinia bothy opens to outdoor users in Glen Kinglas

A new mountain shelter with an African slant has opened for outdoor enthusiasts in a popular walking area in the Scottish Highlands.

New Flittingford bothy opens for walkers and cyclists in Kielder Forest

Volunteers have converted a roofless ruin in a national park into a shelter for walkers and cyclists.

The outdoors in 2016: take a look back at a year of amazing events

A wild start to 2016 set the tone for the following 12 months with record-breaking rescue numbers, climbing achievements and astonishing challenges, making it a year to remember.

Charity warns bothy stays by commercial groups could jeopardise continuing use

Increasing use of mountain bothies by commercial businesses could put them at risk, a charity said. The Mountain Bothies Association, which looks a...

Walkers warned to pack a tent as 12 bothies undergo maintenance

The charity that cares for more than 100 mountain shelters in Britain has warned that some will be out of use over the next three months while maintenance takes place.

The outdoors year in view: our look back through 2015's triumphs, tragedies and curiosities

The year provided plenty of outdoor adventures, not least provided by Mother Nature herself, as exceptional weather became the norm.

Founder Bernard Heath helps Mountain Bothies Association mark 50 years

The man who founded the organisation that looks after Britain’s mountain shelters joined members to celebrate the charity’s 50th anniversary.

Sir Chris Bonington backs bid to win cash for path work on 'magical' Suilven

Mountaineering elder statesman Sir Chris Bonington is urging outdoor fans to vote for a ‘magical’ Highlands mountain in a bid for conservation cash.

Profits from Cicerone Nepal trekking book will help earthquake survivors

Profits from a new guidebook to trekking in Nepal will go to help charities in the Himalayan country dealing with the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Former Snowdonia climbing hut Cae Amos opens as bothy after restoration

A former climbing hut in Snowdonia has opened as a shelter available to all outdoor enthusiasts. Cae Amos, which was originally a hill farm, has be...

Major Glasgow gathering aims to give outdoor fans Skills for the Hills

A major gathering will take place aimed at ensuring outdoors enthusiasts have the necessary skills when heading for the hills.

Ruigh-aiteachain bothy in Glen Feshie out of use as improvement work starts

A mountain shelter in the Cairngorms national park is out of use while improvements are made to the building.

New Camasunary bothy opens on Isle of Skye as volunteers complete work

A new bothy has opened on the Isle of Skye after volunteers completed work on the building. The shelter at Camasunary replaced the former one, whic...

Bothies association warns that storms have put Camasunary out of use

Outdoor enthusiasts are being warned to pack their tents after a storm put a bothy out of use. The Camasunary Bothy on the Isle of Skye has been cl...

Volunteers will star on TV as Bothy Life celebrates charity's 50 years

Volunteers who look after remote mountain shelters in Scotland will feature in a new BBC programme. Bothy Life will be broadcast on BBC Two in Scot...

Lord Lieutenant hands Queen's award to bothies association chairman

The head of the organisation that cares for Britain’s mountain shelters received a royal accolade on behalf of the charity.

Queen's Highland stable among 100 bothies available to outdoor fans

Did you know you can stay in one of the Queen’s properties, free of charge? It’s hardly palatial, but the Gelder Shiel Stable on the Balmoral E...

Mountain bothies charity gains Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The charity that cares for mountain shelters in the UK has received an honour from the Queen. The Mountain Bothies Association has gained the Queen...

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