Happy Birthday To Us

Hello and a huge and warm welcome to the very first Inverclyde Bothy Blog, an appropriate time perhaps as we, at Team Bothy, race towards our first birthday!! For those involved since the very beginning this may well have been the quickest year of their lives but it has never been less than interesting, sometimes challenging but always incredibly worthwhile.

From our base at Gourock Train Station we have met, walked and cycled with a wonderful array of people, groups and organisations who all want to get out and about and enjoy the amazing scenery, history and architecture in Inverclyde. There can’t be many better places to wander or go for a bike ride where the views stretch across the Firth of Clyde to the mountainous landscape of the Southern Highlands.

And so this blog is the first of what will be a bi-monthly insight into what has been happening at The Inverclyde Bothy and what is coming up over the next few months. We’ll also have a Walk of the Month and a Cycle of the Month as well as some top tips on how to cycle safely on our roads.

But first and foremost we want to take this opportunity to invite you to The Inverclyde Bothy’s Big Birthday Bash on the 20th of June. The celebrations go on for the whole day so you are welcome to join us for as much or as little as you wish. There is the option of a bike ride or a walk (or both if you’re feeling fit) before we head to the Waterfront Cinema at Custom House Quay in Greenock. Here we’ll have some food to refuel, a Q&A of all that’s been going on at The Inverclyde Bothy before we have a screening of the wonderful film Wadjda.

All are welcome and what’s even better it’s all FREE!!! It’s really our way of saying a massive thank you to everyone who has welcomed us into the Inverclyde outdoor fraternity and embraced everything we are doing to promote walking and cycling in the area.

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Hopefully we’ll see as many of you as possible at our Birthday Celebrations on the 20th of June.

Happy walking and cycling from

Team Bothy.