Komoot launches new UK bikepacking route: The Slymefoot Slide

- in collaboration with Northumberland based DW Agency and director Tommy Wilkinson.

For Immediate Release - Potsdam 13th December 2022

  • Komoot and Tommy Wilkinson of DW Agency launch a new UK bikepacking route. Find the full komoot route Collection here
  • Support by Wahoo, Komoot and Scott - DW Agency launch The Slymefoot Slide, a film about bikepacking and the last remnants of healthy English rivers in rural Northumberland

The Slymefoot Slide | Route

Designed to be ridden over 3 days, the 104km route starts in the village Rothbury, Northumberland, and takes riders up and over the valleys of two rivers, the Breamish and Coquet. These rivers are at the heart of the route, and heart of the story the route tells.  

The riding and community in Northumberland is superb. The views are incredible. The Rivers Breamish and Coquet still carry an ethereal beauty and are two of England's finest rivers, and this route is formed around their meandering journeys. These hills, romanticised by many, offer expansive space and riding experience like nowhere else in England. says Tommy Wilkinson

Testing climbs, long, fast descents and amazing river side stops are en route, as it passes through the changing landscape. Starting on mellow farm tracks and quiet rural roads through the local farms and cropped fields, the route heads into the wilder rolling volcanic hills and expansive heathland. 

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The route then climbs from Ingram on the Salter’s Road, up to the summit of Wyndy Gyle, the highest point at 619m, and the border between England and Scotland. After this milestone it leads down seeming endless singletrack and bridleways into the Coquet Valley, and takes riders past the now gone, but locally not forgotten pub at the Slymefoot, from which the route takes it’s name.

Before arriving back in Rothbury the route climbs through the Hepple Estate. This area is currently undergoing a transformative process of ecological restoration, and long-horned cattle and wild Exmoor ponies can be seen. 

Tommy goes on to say “This project has been a labour of love, stemming from a desire to bring a connection between riders and nature” 

Key Route Information 

Distance: 104km (65 miles) 

Elevation: 2,604 m 

Waytype and Surface: Mix terrain - singletrack, unpaved, rural roads 

Start and Finish Location: Rothbury, Northumberland 

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This new bikepacking route is exclusive to komoot, and it can be saved and downloaded here

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Learn how to embed the map of the route in one click here.

The Slymefoot Slide | Film

The Slymefoot Slide | Bike-packing in search of England's last healthy rivers. | Northumberland

Released on December 13th 2022, and created by DW Agency and support by Wahoo, Komoot and Scott - The Slymefoot Slide, is a film about bikepacking and the last remnants of healthy English rivers in rural Northumberland.

Bikepacking through, up and over the valleys of the Rivers Coquet and Breamish, the DW crew and riders Jess Stone, Dave Sear and Harry Wickham, go on a three day adventure to celebrate the very terrain that protects the rivers and provides the ancient drovers roads and singletrack that connecting them with friends, old and new.


Media kit : HERE

Route Collection: https://www.komoot.com/collection/1671225/-slymefoot-slide-bikepacking-the-breamish-and-coquet-rivers

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