Cae Amos Bothy is situated in the western side of Snowdonia National Park, close to the popular Llyn Peninsula.
Surrounded by miles of boggy wet marshland, reaching the stone cottage is like something from a child’s fairytale book. The property occupies a small plateau, sheltered by a few small trees. There’s running water from a fresh mountain spring just a few yards from the front door.
On entering this bothy there’s a strange feeling of entering someone else’s house, almost like we shouldn’t be there. The place is so well kept by the local Mountain Bothy Association that Cae Amos really feels like home.
Comfortable armchairs lay back by the large inglenook fireplace and wood burner in the cosy living room, with extra bench seating and a dining area. There’s plenty of good reading, including a huge collection of vintage climbing magazines from the 1960s.
The kitchen is in good order, with water bottles, loads of mugs and cooking implements to use. Upstairs there are two large bedrooms with about 10 camp beds. In the outbuildings there’s a wood cutting area and even a toilet.
If you read this post and make a visit to Cae Amos Bothy, please follow this code, take plenty of wood/firelighters/candles and leave some there for others to benefit. And don’t leave rubbish. Ever.