Bikepacking In The Peak District (Video)
In his latest video, Barry Godin sets out with his riding partner Allen Boardman to tackle the Dark + White Peak Peek bikepacking route in England’s Peak District. Watch it here, alongside a photo gallery and more about the route…
Film and photos by Barry Godin (@barrygodin)
Barry Godin and his riding partner Allen Boardman set off from the Lake District to ride through England’s Peak District at the southern extremity of the Pennines. The two stitched together their own adventure using the Dark + White Peak Peek bikepacking route as the backbone. Watch the video below, then find more information about the route and a gallery of stills from Barry further down.
Dark + White Peak Peek
Despite its proximity to Manchester and Sheffield, the Peak District National Park offers a surprisingly wild and remote bikepacker’s playground, peppered as it is with rocky bridleways, slabby descents, and boggy moorland crossings. In short, it’s a wonderful way of escaping either city for a long weekend of honest-to-goodness, old-fashioned, multi-day mountain biking… Find the full route guide here.
Following parts of the White + Dark Peak Peek, Barry and Allen climbed up to take the incredible Cave Dale descent down to Castleton. They then pedaled up the collapsed road to Mam Tor, across to Edale Cross, and down to the Ladybower Reservoir. The second day was a great descent to Ladybower Inn and then over to Stanage Edge. You can follow more of Barry’s adventures on Instagram @barrygodin.
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