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Problem At Camban Bothy

Most times we like to bring good news to those who travel along the Affric Kintail Way but in this case we have to highlight an apparent growing problem with visitors to the Camban Bothy (Stage 4 of the AKW).

A bit of a mess is beginning to develop – the worst seen there in a good few years. It appears from the visitors book that the bothy has been well used this summer, perhaps due to the AKW becoming better known. People are beginning to leave rubbish behind at the bothy and once this starts it only seems to encourage others to do the same. The main issue is people defecating just outside the building and then leaving their mess, including toilet paper, unburied – not nice!

This may in part be due to visitors not fully appreciating and respecting the rules of using bothies.

We would ask all prospective visitors to Camban Bothy to please read and fully comply with the bothy code which can be found at – – and lets make a stay there a pleasant experience for everyone.

Camban Bothy is owned by the National Trust for Scotland and maintained by the Mountain Bothy Association.

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