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Overnight _ Puttenham Barn Bunkhouse

28 Nov 2023
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This is a fun little ride following the South Downs Link from Shoreham by Sea, mostly off road on cinder, hard-pack, smooth-ish surfaces with one or two sections that are a little more bumpy (but perfectly ok for a gravel set up - I used 32mm wide tyres), only one significant up hill. The final section is very sandy and can be difficult to ride so you might want to adjust the route to use available roads. The reward is a lovely bunkhouse with simple and clean dorms, incredibly good value, super nice hosts (volunteers), a secure bike shed, a kitchen, and a splendid pub within walking distance. One of my favourite get away nights when its looking a bit chilly out and I don't fancy my usual bivi and sleeping bag set up. The route posted is my return journey back to Shoreham as I got a bit lost on my approach....


Tue 5 Mar, 19:31

Brilliant! We stayed in the Puttenham Bunkhouse on our BMX adventure, riding from Leatherhead to Guildford back in 2014. I haven't visited since (it was closed extensively over the whole Covid period), so I might have to book in another trip. This time to visit the Hogsback brewery... and not on BMX's this time!

Tue 19 Mar, 07:20

Thanks for sharing the trip details and route to Puttenham Bunkhouse. Sounds like a perfect overnight spot - simple accommodations, nice hosts, good kitchen and pub nearby. What more could you need after a day in the saddle! I'm always on the lookout for good bunkhouse options when I want to get away but don't feel like camping.