StirlingCrispin wrote:The problem with a bothy in November is getting it warm.
Met a lass last November who was walking the Cape Wrath way and she camped next to bothies for this reason ( we were travelling as a group of four and could carry coal).
Though I'd take a cold dry bothy over a cramped tent in wet conditions. Shouldn't be an issue with a decent sleeping bag and a down jacket for lounging about the bothy. I've also carried a 10kg bag of coal into a bothy (Blackburn of Corrieyairick) on the back of my bike. Obviously only if the track in is relatively good or short.
Depends on the bothy as well. Small bothies with wooden floors and lined walls don't take a huge fire to warm up. A bike also makes it practical to go a bit further afield for gathering wood.