Bowber Head Campsite

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Bowber Head Campsite

Post by MotoCP » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:27 pm

If your looking for a quiet, remote, biker friendly place to camp with access to some of the best trail riding the UK has to offer, then read on.

Bowber Head Campsite, (near Ravenstonedale to the South/West of Kirkby Stephen) is located in the heart of a TET triangle comprising the Yorkshire Dales/Lake District/North Pennines.

Steve (Bower on ABR) & Alison welcomed our party of three, like old friends and really couldn’t do enough for us during our stay on Friday evening.

Both keen trail riders themselves, shared route knowledge and advice over a brew and allowed storage of our bikes in their barn/workshop.

They only have a few spaces with basic facilities (Shower/toilet block) so don’t advertise but they’re happy to receive enquires through word of mouth.

The busier camp sites I checked out on the web a day before our journey were fully booked and it’s difficult to know how far your going to get in a day’s trail riding on the TET, so it was a relief when Alison said ‘Yes we’ve got space so just turn up if you want to stay’.

The site is remote with no shops within walking distance, but the pub (The Fat Lamb) is only half a mile down the road and they do pub grub.

Steve and Alison can be contacted on 015396 23254 and found using the co-ordinates
(54.4230979, -2.4011454).

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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

Post by bikenav » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:20 pm

thanks hopefully get the chance to stay one day.

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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

Post by bikenav » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:21 pm

thanks hopefully get the chance to stay one day.

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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

Post by dibbs » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:13 am

Sounds great Chris. I hope you stocked up on the red and Brie! lol... i guess we will have to stay here when and if i can get up to do some of the Northern TET next year..

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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

Post by MotoCP » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:30 am

dibbs wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:13 am
Sounds great Chris. i guess we will have to stay here when and if i can get up to do some of the Northern TET next year..
We sure will Phil. The trails & views are epic!

This one called Breast High Road in Cumbria was a bastard though!
It had just rained so imagine trying to ride up turnip sized greasy rocks.

It was getting late in the day we gave up and headed straight for the campsite.
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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

Post by bowber » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:09 pm

Wow, thanks Chris, I didnt recognise that the place you were talking about at first 😄👍

Breast High is in a bit of a state at the moment with the weather and inappropriate use by (mainly but not only) 4x4s causing a bit of damage on the Tebay side, by inappropriate I mean the few that have been going off the route and causing a fair bit of damage.

Glad you had a good weekend.

Steve

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Re: Bowber Head Campsite

Post by dibbs » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:46 pm

MotoCP wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:30 am
dibbs wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:13 am
Sounds great Chris. i guess we will have to stay here when and if i can get up to do some of the Northern TET next year..
We sure will Phil. The trails & views are epic!

This one called Breast High Road in Cumbria was a bastard though!
It had just rained so imagine trying to ride up turnip sized greasy rocks.

It was getting late in the day we gave up and headed straight for the campsite.

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:o :o :o :o :o Wow that does look like a challenge!

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