I’ve had a busy few weeks getting some fine riding in and a few bivvies to make up for what I’ve missed doing the past few months. One of those bivvies was in my favourite place of Cwm Eigiau. Back in late March I posted a video https://fat-bike.com/2021/03/85-days/ of me checking out future over night spots and since then I’ve used this one twice.
To get here I followed the old tramway that was used to move the slate of the mountainside and then years later to move stone for a dam when a hydro scheme was built. There are many ruined farms dotted around and it always makes me think of how life was like for the folk who lived up here.
I arrived at my camp spot just as the sun set, so I quickly got a move on the rig up my tarp and blow up my mat. The last time I was here I managed to lay some slate slabs on the floor so it was nice and level for a good nights sleep. As this place is fairly local to me I managed to get up here a few days before and stashed some wood for a fire. Luckily the fire took and this made a below zero night more comfortable.
The next morning after several coffee’s to soak in the view I cleared up and left no trace of me being there and headed back down the hill.
I’ve got to say, I am really happy with this set up for bikepacking. Simplistic with no faffing included.
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