01/12/13 A trip out for a look at Mark Cottage Bothy.A bothy owned and maintained by the MBA.
We set off from Ardgartan on a 7 mile cycle to Mark Cottage. The return was the route reversed, giving a good 14 mile trail ….enough for a Sunday morning. In the clearances there are great views of Loch Long, both North and South. Also en route to the Bothy, there are numerous road side waterfalls.
The reason for the visit was prompted by further plans to visit the Bothy by kayaking from Ardentinny. Suitable landing points were found close to the bothy and there’s enough fallen/dead timber lying about for that all important fire.
A great bothy, the first ‘real’ bothy I’ve visited. Well laid out and kept clean by previous visitors and maintained by the MBA.
Planing to go back with kayak, but prior to that a wee winter sleep over could be on the cards. Either biking or walking, no matter what way, it’d be worth the journey. 🙂
Fuel: Fallen timber in the area.
Altitude : 12 mts
Bike friendly : 10/10