Thanks Dave. Yeah, I can't see me seeking out agricultural accommodation anytime soon either ... at least not withstanding disasters! But a tent still has some appeal ... when the weather's reasonable and whilst I'm still physically able enough.I did the 120 miles from Wallasey to Anglesey. And 120 back.
That was using Sturmey Archer.
Sleeping rough in barns when I could find a farmer to allow it.
BUT BUT BUT
That was 55 years ago when I was a fit young teenager and traffic was lighter
I could not even dream of it now.
Hats off to you @IaninSheffield and thanks for an enjoyable read.
Traffic is definitely a concern though, which makes careful planning a priority ... whenever possible.