A Place To Rest Miles Away From Civilization – UK’s Bothy Culture

Shenavall and the great wilderness

 

Photographer Nicholas JR White is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his project ‘Black Dots‘.  To see Nicholas’ body of work click on any image.

 

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Dulyn Bothy
Snowdonia National Park, Wales

 

Achnanclach, Northern Highlands, Scotland

 

Glendhum Bothy
Northern Highlands, Scotland

 

Inside Warnscale
The Lake District, England

 

‘Black Dots’ is an exploration of mountain bothies and bothy culture throughout the United Kingdom.

 

Glencoul,
Northern Highlands, Scotland

 

Far from civilization and mostly accessible only by foot, bothies are secluded mountain shelters scattered across the British Isles and tirelessly maintained by volunteers from the Mountain Bothies Association. Unlocked and free to use, they provide a refuge from the vast terrain that surrounds them and have become an iconic feature of the British landscape over the past fifty years. Bothies are synonymous with the outdoor experience in the UK and from day trippers to mountaineers; the growing community of bothy-users is hugely diverse.

 

John at Strabeg,
Northern Highlands, Scotland

 

Inside Mosedale Cottage
The Lake District (Eastern Fells), Englad

 

Outbuilding
Penrhos Isaf, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

 

‘Black Dots’ is the result of almost three years spent traversing our most remote landscapes in an attempt to better understand what these buildings are, where they’re located and the culture that surrounds them. Drawn not only by the primitive beauty of the bothies and the landscapes they sit within, the work also investigates the human element to the bothy story, capturing the faces of those who trek for hours to temporarily inhabit these spaces, many miles from the nearest settlements.

 

Strabeg
Northern Highlands, Scotland

 

 

See Also:

The Black Dots Project – Movie

 

 

 

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