welcome to the

Mountain Bothies Association


A recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the Mountain Bothies Association is a charity which maintains about 100 open shelters in some of the remoter parts of Great Britain.

With the permission and support of the owners, these shelters are unlocked and are available for anyone to use. All of our maintenance activities are carried out by volunteers. We welcome new members who want to support our work, either by attending work parties or by contributing financially through subscriptions and donations

STILL AVAILABLE! Mountain Bothies - Celebrating 50 Years of the MBA

The book costs £10 per copy including postage and packaging. All profits from its sale will go towards furthering the work of the Association. 
Please make cheques payable to the Mountain Bothies Association and send to the address noted on the link below. Or click on the link below to find out how to pay electronically.
Available here

Want to attend a work party?

You will be very welcome- please see information about upcoming work parties in the Maintenance News section.

Want to stay in a bothy?  Have a look at our FAQ's for further information.

MBA Members : Would you rather have an e-version of the Newsletter and the Annual Report and Accounts?   If you would rather read such publications on the website, contact mba@hendersonblack.co.uk

Bothies currently unavailable

Ruigh Aiteachain is currently closed whilst a major refurbishment by the Estate is underway.  It is not expected to re-open before summer 2017. We will post again here as soon as know that the bothy has reopened.

Wainhope (Kielder Forest) is now closed until September due to the annual visit of breeding ospreys

Culra Bothy is now closed permanently - a professional asbestos survey found the building unsafe for use.  

The 2015 Trustees report and Accounts can be viewed here.

Important information for MBA members

Our new website will be going live shortly. A major change from the current site is that every member will have a personal section unique to them. It will be password protected and you will be able to use this area to renew your membership and to update your personal details on the member database.

User name for this section will be a personal e-mail address and password will be whatever you choose. However, in order to set a password, you will have to use the "forgot password" facility and for security reasons, this will require you to enter your member number. This number can be found on the envelope in which the Newsletter and/or the Annual Report is sent out. If you do not receive any communications from the MBA by post, membership number can be obtained by contacting the membership office at mba@hendersonblack.co.uk.

Please take careful note of your number; you will need it again if you subsequently forget your password.