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.
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.
It might be like watching paint dry but you will be able to track my progress as I undertake the Cowal Way ( signal dependant) via Viewranger.
Hopefully this Thursday.
Updates should be every 5 minutes or so , starting approx’ 06:00hrs Thursday the 13th August.
Link will be posted on Explore Cowal’s Facebook and Twitter pages as I’m ready to set off.
Click HERE to take you to my tracking page.
I’ve alway wanted to take on the trail known as the Twister. This trail involves a loop round the top of Glenbranter using the forestry roads with a descent on a purpose built section of single track. Starting off and finishing at the Forestry Commissions head quarters in Glenbranter,there’s plenty of parking available.
Please see below Route Card,Pictures and Interactive Map.
If your looking for a route to build up fitness and skill,this is it !!!
Interactive Map can be found by clicking here.
GPX file for GPS units/ Viewranger App can be downloaded by clicking here ( Click on the icon top right with the three horizontal bars). You may have to register with Viewranger, but it’s free.
Found these videos in Youtube showing the sections of the Twister,ideal.