The Gorgeous Mountain Bothies Where You Can Get Away From It All With Nothing But A Place To Sleep And Fire To Keep Warm

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Forget running water, electricity and even a bed - this is a real escape from everyday life

Peace: Penrhos Isaf is surrounded by forest

We all have days where we want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get some peace and quiet.

And this is about as far away from it all as you can get.

These isolated shelters - called bothies - are dotted around Wales.

But before we go any further, it’s worth pointing out that if you’re looking for a holiday home they may not be the best place for you.

It’s closer to camping - without a tent.

Bothies typically just have a surface to sleep on and somewhere to light a small fire 

When visiting a bothy, it’s important to assume that there will be no facilities whatsoever.

That means no tap, no sink, no bed, no lights and, even if there is a fireplace, perhaps nothing to burn.

Bothies may have a simple sleeping platform but, as there is no booking service, you may turn up to a full house already.

Few bothies have toilets, so be prepared to walk - and bring a spade

Dulyn: As far away from it all as you can get 

But that’s no problem at all, as sleeping on a stone floor all adds to the authenticity of your countryside adventure.

So it’s a good idea to make your own arrangements for water and wood for the fire.

It would probably be worth shoving some of both into your backpack before setting off.

Few of the bothies have toilets, so you’ll have to walk at least a couple of hundred metres from the bothy and 60 metres from the water supply with your spade.

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