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    Five Bothies are situated within The Galloway Forest Park boundaries. Only a couple of these, however, are maintained by the Ranger Service of the Park.
    • Bothies provide basic shelter only.
    • Your own supply of water is required in order to stay in any of the five bothies.
    • Bothies, due to their remoteness do not have toilet facilities.
    • Please leave the bothies how you would like to find them, as there is no cleaning service. The state of the bothy purely relies on the previous users.
    • Again, depending on the generosity of the previous occupants, firewood is sometimes available.

    For more information on wild camping see: SUW Wild Camping

    In 1965, The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) was founded in order to maintain simple unlocked shelters in remote places throughout the country. See:

    The Beehive Bothy

    The Beehive Bothy - Grid Ref: NX220715
    Near Laggangarn
    (no fireplace)

    bothy02_th.jpgWhite Laggan

    White Laggan Bothy - Grid Ref: NX466775
    South of Loch Dee
    bothy03_th.jpgSection: Dalry to Sanquhar

    Chalk Memorial Bothy - Grid Ref: NS685019
    Head of Water of Ken,

    (no fireplace)
    bothy04_th.jpgSection: Wanlockhead to Moffat

    Brattleburn Bothy - Grid Ref: NT016069
    East of Daer Reservoir
    Section: Moffat to St Mary's Loch

    Over Phawhope Bothy - Grid Ref: NT182082
    North-east of Ettrick Head
    Section: St Mary's Loch to Traquair

    Minch Moor Bothy - Grid Ref: NT342337
    East of Traquair (no fireplace)