Tuesday, 9 September 2014


Good news the house has been sold! The plan was to live in the van but the bad news an  ILL van so we had to go for the back up plan. This was a small tour in the lakes with our bikepacking gear. The route was to head over to Waterhead then make our way to Wasdale then back hopefully in time to pick the van up in working order.

So we set off midday, the rough route started at Waterpark to Torver via Torver common then up Bummer Lane(Hummer Lane) over Stephensons ground to Seathwaite skirt Harter fell down into boot for some light refreshments (pint)and upwards to Burnmoor tarn for the camp.
Next day we headed off into Wasdale along the lake to Nether Wasdale over Great Bank to Eskdale Green.  Getting a bit wet. Over Birker fell to Ulpha then over the tops to Broughton Mills.  After that we retraced our steps back to the car and had a quick drive back for the van.
The House has Gone 

The new home for the next couple of days

The normal pre-start faffing time

The first off road bit of the day 

The stop for lunch cowering in the trees from the rain
The normal rideable hill but with bags not so easy 

Time to take five before the next hill 

Camp for the night 

A bike tour is not an adventure unless you carry your bike

Back in time to pick the van up and the new home for the next three weeks