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The Lochan Burn Bothy (Darcy Cottage), Corehead

Lochan Burn is so isolated that we decided to build ourselves a Bothy to shelter from the harsh weather. The plan is to install a home made stove for heat and cooking facilities, some of the team even want to sleep there!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/10 at 02:05 PM

More work has been done to the Bothy. The floor is in, the door and front window formed. All that need to be done now is to install stove, felt roof and a few home comforts added. Bothy maintenence day Saturday 10th November, all welcome hot food provided!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  27/10  at  12:43 PM

Looks like a reasonalbe build quality.
Hows the wind loading has it had a serve wind test?
Doug

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/11  at  08:38 PM

That’s a good question, seems to handle the wind, hopefully the walls of fold help protect it a bit. Height of lowest side of bothy is approx 1.7m and highest side is 2.4m. The roof angle 15 deg think should be ok for snow loading?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  06/11  at  09:49 PM

The bothy now has a posh felt covered roof! It was a long day but we got there in the end, followed by a journey off the hill in darkness by Argo light, first time for everything. A big thank you to Jim for his help, everyone will be able to sit around the stove without any drips falling in them.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/11  at  10:36 AM

Coming off the hill in darkness was a braw experience, and well worth it.  Luckily traffic was light.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  12/11  at  12:43 PM

Just been looking at Lochan burn on Google earth, its worth looking at but the only thing that not really that obvious is how steep the sides of the valley are!

Co,ords for Bothy
55 24’ 45.73” N
3 25’ 20.90” W

Wondered about setting up a geocache especially as its so near the Annan Way, not sure whats involved in setting up though?

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  18/11  at  07:00 PM
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