Drakes Bothy and Auchleum

Discussion in 'Places & Planning' started by HillBelly, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. HillBelly

    HillBelly Summit Camper

    The wooden cabin in Inshriach forest/ Feshie. Anyone stayed there? I know its just a wooden cabin with bunks, and not as lux as some bothies, but I wondered if any of you had visited or stayed there. Just in case Ruigh is still closed when I visit next month. Also - does anyone know if a taxi will drive out from Aviemore to the car park at Auchleum?
  2. cathyjc

    cathyjc Thru Hiker

    I've read of Taxis doing the run to Auchlean - tho' I've not done it myself.
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  3. Mole

    Mole Thru Hiker

    This one in Inshriach?


    I dropped into it once in 2011.

    Seemed 'clean enough' and well used. Had a visitor's book and no noticeable rubbish.
    Can't recall if there was a fireplace/burner.
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  4. Whiteburn

    Whiteburn Thru Hiker

    I was thro' there a couple of years ago, dry, basic, no heating (I guess not very desirable for a wooden hut in a large forest), good pitch in the vicinity
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  5. HillBelly

    HillBelly Summit Camper

    Yes Mole thats the one. It looked in good condition from photos, and I think its maintained, so kept up to scratch. I guessed it wouldnt have any heating, but that'll save me a bit o weight in coal! Glad to hear there's good pitching for our tents. I could imagine in certain conditions the interior could get a bit wet from footfall.

    Thanks for the taxi info Cathy.
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  6. edh

    edh Thru Hiker

    I've taken a taxi to Achlean/Auchlean where the tarmac stops from outside Aviemore Station.
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  7. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

    Wendys taxis
    07401 483879
    tell her Mick from London recommended ;)
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  8. HillBelly

    HillBelly Summit Camper

    Thanks for the replies. I'll be sure to post a report of our trip in Feb. Hoping for some settled weather for a change this year.
  9. HillBelly

    HillBelly Summit Camper

    For a minute there, I had in mind the taxi service in League of Gentlemen.
  10. Baldy

    Baldy Section Hiker

    Funny you should say that...

    She's good as gold. Give her a call first.
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  11. craige

    craige Thru Hiker

    I was there late Sept '15 iirc. It was fine, as you say a wooden cabin with bunks. No stove, there was a little rubbish when I was there... a couple of empty whisky bottles and lager cans as well as a few gas cartridges and some food but it was tidy and the cabin was in pretty good condition, obviously looked after.
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