Dubs Hut bothy renovation
The iconic Dubs Hut bothy in the Lake District is to be renovated, thanks to a cash grant from Ramblers Walking Holidays Charitable Trust. The bothy lies in the quarry above the Honister Pass, on the route to Haystacks, Alfred Wainwright’s favourite fell. It’s a useful shelter for hillwalkers and outdoor enthusiasts, and has been used as an emergency base for the local Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team. The Mountain Bothy Association (MBA), whichtook on responsibility for maintaining the bothy in 2014 will use the funds to replace the hut’s crumbling slate roof, fit new weather proofing and install a wood-burning stove and flue.
David Moorat of the MBA said:
"Thanks to Ramblers Walking Holidays, we now have £2,000 from their charitable trust to put towards the renovation project."