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Huts and Cabins in Scotland

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Huts are always a Highlight of any day spent outdoors, which is why we’ve collected all of the best cabins and log cabins in Scotland — so you can better add one to your next route. Just browse our list below to find the perfect cabin or hut, and easily plan your next adventure.

The top 20 huts and Cabins in Scotland

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    1

    Rowchoish Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    Mountain hat (not managed) for hikers who do not want to pitch their tent or dry their clothes by the fireplace. There is a sleeping platform, table and benches as …

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    Doune Byre Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    The Doune Bothy is like most Scottish mountain huts uncultivated, but equipped with fireplace and sleeping platform. It offers protection against wind, rain and midges.

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    Ryvoan Bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Busy it may well be - likely because it's a mere handful of miles from somewhere to park your car - but this bothy is in an exquisite spot, and …

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    Barney
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    4

    Glas-Allt-Shiel

    Hiking Highlight

    Possibly one of the strangest bothies going, if only for being an out-house on the Queen’s holiday home!

    Glas-Allt-Shiel is an open bothy—meaning a basic shelter, left unlocked and available …

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    The small Bothy used to be a Coast Guard lookout point before being converted into an abandoned hiker's lodge. From here you have a great view over the sea and …

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    Camban Bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Brilliant little bothy that sleeps up to eight people over two big rooms.

    There's an open fire but you'll need to bring your own fuel.

    Check out more at mountainbothies.org.uk/bothies/north-west-highlands-islands/camban

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    Drake's Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    Drake's Bothy was built in the 1930s as a shooting bothy on the Inshriach Estate, which was then owned by the Drake family.

    Today it is owned and run by …

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    Bob Scott's Bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Bob Scott's Bothy is on the Mar Lodge Estate and open for use by all. The bothy is fashioned from stone and wood with a tin roof and features a …

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    Kershopehead Bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    A lovely mountain bothy on the edge of the forest, Kershopehead offers a multi-fuel stove and shelter from the elements, which are especially useful when the weather turns.

    The area …

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    Corryhully (electric) bothy

    Road Cycling Highlight

    Very easy reachable bothy if you need to stay over the night. One big minus is - it is easy to reach :) In season it is very crowded and …

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    Lairig Leacach Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    Small bothy with bunk-bed sleeping platform for eight persons.
    Very popular throughout the year. The view of Sgurr Innse from the bothy is exceptional.

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    Coire Fionnaraich Bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Great little bothy on the Fionnaraich Estate, built in the 1800's as a stalker's cottage. It's closed from 20th September to the 20th October for stag stalking.

    There is a …

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    Tom
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    Demolished: Hydro Bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    *Update: The Hydro Bothy has now been demolished.*

    The Hydro Bothy was once a cement store for the pipeline work for Orrin Reservoir, and now provides an often much-needed shelter …

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    14

    Suileag Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    This route is a long hike that you can break down in to two days by hiking to the bothy and staying there for the night. The second day is …

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    Ruigh Aiteachain Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    Ruigh Aiteachain bothy is recently renovated, of stone and tin construction. It's well equipped with a composting toilet (please follow instructions carefully) and fireplace which can be used with wood supplied by the estate.

    The bothy sleeps 10.

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    Mountain Refuge Hut

    Hiking Highlight

    This mountain refuge hut is helpfully positioned on the remote final stage of the Pennine Way between Byrness to Kirk Yetholm.

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    Ben Alder Cottage bothy

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Also known as 'McCook's Cottage', Ben Alder Cottage bothy is a brilliantly remote refuge, nestled between the peak of Ben Alder and Loch Ericht.

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    Gleann-Dubh-Lighe Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    One of the finest allies in Scotland. It has two rooms. One of them is equipped with a fireplace, a large table with chairs and a raised sleeping platform. The second room has a table and a small bookshelf.

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    Sourlies

    Hiking Highlight

    Sourlies is a wonderful bothy in a very remote location. A great base for Munro bagging in Knoydart or as a stop along the Cape Wrath Trail. It should be …

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    New Camasunary Bothy

    Hiking Highlight

    Mediumsized bothy with two rooms: a dormitory with bunk-bed platform for 16 walkers/bikers. It has been rebuilt in 2016 when the owner of the former bothy reclaimed it as private …

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    Carola K.

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