Thursday, 19 April 2012

Mosedale Cottage

Mosedale Cottage (2011) became a 'home from home' for me for around six months. I chose this particular bothy for my final project whilst studying and presented my work at The Cube, Manchester and also the A.O.P Gallery, London. Like all bothies, locations can be very remote, and bothy users like to keep it this way. This is mainly due to bothies being mis-used so when you visit you must take care of the 'bothy code', ( This does not mean though that bothies make for a low pitched, boring night, previous whisky related hangovers will vouch for this.

Wet and boggy land is a description for the word 'mosedale', and makes walking in the area quite uncomfortable for many, especially when its neighbours are the alluring trails of Keswick . This is then a perfect area for a bothy which feels truly secluded from the rest of civilisation.  

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