The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA) was founded in 1965 “to maintain simple unlocked shelters in remote country for the use and benefit of all who love wild and lonely places”.

We have six bothies along the SUW, some of which are maintained by the Ranger
Service.

The bothies only offer very basic shelter. You will need to fetch your water from nearby sources. The bothies, due to their remoteness do not have toilet facilities. Bothies are not staffed and the condition of the bothy very much depends upon the previous users.

We would ask you to please be considerate when you use a bothy and leave it as you would hope to find it upon your arrival.
Firewood is not always available, again this depends upon the graciousness of the previous occupants.

Mountain bothies Association

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These are open bothies on or near the Way offering basic shelter without facilities.
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The Beehive
NX220715
Near Laggangarn
(no fireplace)
Over Phawhope
NT182082
North-east of Ettrick
Head
Brattleburn
NT016069
East of Daer Reservoir
Chalk Memorial Bothy
NS685019
Head of Water of Ken
Near Polskeoch
(no fireplace)
White Laggan
NX466775
South of Loch Dee
Minch Moor
NT342337
East of Traquair
(no fireplace)
 
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