You will find a bothy in the mountains or the wilderness, remote huts you can’t reserve, usually without electricity or other mod-cons, running water or a marker on the map. And it’s there that you’ll meet Kat Hill – kettle on, feet up and pen out.
Leading us on a gorgeous journey around the UK, Kat reveals the history of these wild mountain shelters and the people who visit them. With an historian’s insight and a rambler’s imagination, Kat lends fresh consideration to the concepts of nature, wilderness and escape. All the while, weaving together her story of heartbreak and new purpose with those her fellow wanderers – past and present.
For readers of Robert MacFarlane and Raynor Winn, this is no conventional environmental history. Instead, writing with warmth and wit, Kat has crafted a compelling work of creative-nonfiction, travel memoir, cultural geography and environmental activism.
Bothy is a stirring, beautiful book for anyone who longs to run away to the wilds…
9 May 2024 | HB | 9780008619022 | £16.99
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