Bike Packing

5 Wild Camping Tips

Following on from my earlier blog about Wild Camping Alone as promised, here are a few tips and some background information which I’ve picked up through my own experiences: 1. Check the weather forecast Ok, so you might think this that this goes without saying but for my first solo wild camp I checked the…

Setting up camp

Wild Camping Alone

It’s exactly 12 months since my first solo wild camp. I remember the day well.  It was a glorious sunny day in December, with a similar forecast for the day after – a beautiful break in the weather right after a period of heavy rain and horrendous floods.  I had a burning desire to be…

Bike packing - looking for camp

Wild adventures on a mountain bike

Thwarted again! After finding our first planned option for an overnight camp in some woodland was fully walled in, with barbed wire all around and no gateway entrance, we’d cycled on to check out our second option – a deep valley leading up onto the moors.  However, the wide track had led to a footpath…

Wild camp

Wild camping

In all the years I’ve been playing out in the great outdoors, spending a night sleeping under the stars on a hill top had eluded me. It had been on my tick list of adventures for years, ever since somebody at work told me about sleeping in a bivvy bag on a campsite.  I remember…