A disgrace – and a challenge to youth groups

Please read this what a disaster – what can we do – how do we teach people to look after the wild places.


Is this acceptable? Is this acceptable?

Have a look at this picture. That was part of the ‘haul’ of rubbish found at Corrour Bothy recently. Part – not all. Just part.
There isn’t usually this much rubbish, but this was exceptional in more ways than just the quantity, because just three weekends before this photo was taken there was a work party at Corrour and the bothy had been completely cleaned out. So this was all left in a very short period.
In fact, looking at the pile of rubbish, I strongly suspect that this was almost entirely down to one or maybe two groups of young people.
This photograph was taken after most, but not all of the rubbish had been piled in the middle of the floor, and not before I had started to burn some of it – and it doesn’t include two sleeping bags which I had already stuffed into my rucksack…

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About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer when body slows, loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to A disgrace – and a challenge to youth groups

  1. Drew Love-Jones says:

    Camasunary bothy has been similar in recent years. I cannot for the life of me understand why, if you can carry it in, you can’t carry it out. Very frustrating, deeply unsettling.


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