Bikepacking in England

Bikepacking in England – A series of stories and routes.


Bivvy a Month: January 

35 miles there. 35 miles back. No Ferries or trains. Two bikes, one tent, a marsh, lots of birds, an evening meal, frost, two breakfasts and a broken promise. Read the whole story…

 


A night at The Observatory

microadventure at the observatory

Snow, ice and high winds had swept across the UK on Saturday the 21st of November. Down on the south coast, the temperature fell by 12 C from the previous day. It was barely above freezing. Winter had indeed arrived. A night on the Keyhaven-Lymington salt marsh followed by an amazing sunrise. Read on…


Isle of Wight Bivvy Fail – North South Loop

Bikepacking England

What if I fail? It’s a question many people ask themselves. A question that often stops us from getting outside our comfort zone. Dan and I planned to bivvy on the Isle of Wight. We failed. For me, failure is simply an opportunity to learn. This is the story of our bikepacking trip. Read on…


 

Bikepacking in England – Netley to South Downs Loop

blue moon with batsA bikepacking and wild camping adventure on the night of the Blue Moon. A bivvy on Beacon Hill in the South Downs. A shade unde 70km with 700m of climbing along a disused railway line in the Meon Valley and a bivvy on Beacon Hill along the South Downs Way. Includes a section of the Kings Way with a rip roaring section of singletrack. Read on…


Bikepacking in England – Wessex Ridgeway

Wildcamping on Hambledon Hill DorsetBikepacking plans should be made to guide, however distractions can be part of the adventure. Find out what happened when Meraid and Dan went on a bikepacking microadventure along the Wessex Ridgeway. Date nights with a difference. Read more…


Bikepacking in England – South Downs Way

Dan off in the distance as usual

Dan off in the distance as usual

My first ever bikepacking trip was in England. I suggested we could ride the South Downs Way. The thing is, I’d driven past the hills and they didn’t look particularly big and Dan had been raving on about how beautiful they were. The look of on his face was priceless! Half delight, half terror. I’d only been riding for a couple of months and my bike was a second hand hybrid. He knew more than me. Read on…


Bikepacking in England – Netley to Amberley

Muddy chalky wheel

A year later, I was a bit braver and fitter and had a better bike. When Dan suggested we should ride half the South Downs Way, from the back door, I was well up for it. I just hadn’t figured on the mud.  Read on… 


Bikepacking in England – The Purbeck Way, Dorset

Studland Bay

Studland Bay

May Bank Holiday reminded me of our first bikepacking in England trip so we set off in the car to Wareham because the trains weren’t operating in our area.  We found a deserted village, old harry and camped at a folly.  Read the story…

 

 

 

 

 


Bikepacking in England – Isle of Wight – Tennyson Trail 

Riding towards Highdown CliffsBikepacking microadventure on the Isle of Wight – Valentine’s Day, a different shade of grey. Read the story…

 

 

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