Abyssinia Bothy,an abandoned building that has recently been added to the list of MBA Bothies. With planned works at the end of April 2017, the building will will be renovated and maintained by the MBA volunteers.
Fuel: Some deadwood in area however, advisable to take fuel in.
***No fire installed at the moment. Chimney blocked off. Will update. ***
Bike Friendly: 10/10.
Is it in Cowal – Yes 👍
Having visited Glen Kinglas previously a re-visit to the area on the news of the bothy project was a must.
The estate road is undulating and reaching the Bothy is no mean feat, especially with the bike.
The Bothy sits on the opposite side of the river,so a crossing was required on this visit – no idea if there are any proposals to install two wee bridges over the smaller burns.
Abyssinia in its current state.
Hopefully the Bothy will be complete or at minimum habitable by summer.
Whilst in the area I decided to head for the aqueduct that runs above the Bothy. Covered by concrete slabs, progress is easy if the road is to rough. A tour visiting the intake and outfall is an easy cycle, something different.
I shall update this post as works progress. Definitely a 10/10 bike friendly Bothy.
Photos courtesy of Andy MacArthur 👍🥃
Re-visit on a clearer day.
A wee return as in the area visiting a trig point.
Bedroom that can sleep up to 10 on the platforms 👍