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Camping Books

Of course you love camping, you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t! Sometimes it’s nice to give your eyes a break from the digital screen and thumb through some paper pages… here’s our latest recommendations:

 

Take the Slow Road: Scotland by Martin Dorey

Look inside Take the Slow RoadForget hurrying. Forget putting your foot down and racing through sweeping bends. Forget the understeer (whatever that is). Forget the blur of a life lived too fast.

This is a look at taking life slowly. Its about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. Its about stopping and putting the kettle on. Stopping to take a picture. Stopping to enjoy stopping. How are you going to do it? In a camper van or a motorhome, of course… read more> 

 

Van Life by Foster Huntington

Look inside Van Life

More and more people are taking a break from conventional life for the freedom and adventure of being on the road and living in a converted vintage truck, camper, or van.

VAN LIFE showcases the best crowd-sourced photographs of stunning beaches, misty forests, and rocky mountains from Author Foster's tumblr account (the chap who coined the now familiar hashtag #vanlife no less!), and many of which have never been posted… read more> 

 

 

Wild Camping by Stephen Neale

Look inside Wild CampingFrom getting back to nature with a tent, some matches and a few litres of bottled water, to enjoying a pub dinner and camping out in the garden afterwards, this book shows how to get stuck into wild camping in all its forms.

Beautiful wildernesses; tiny budgets; environmentally-friendly What’s not to like? Take a look inside> 

 

 

Tiny Campsites by Dixe Wills

Look inside Tiny CampsitesBBC Countryfile Magazine praised Dixe Wills for writing 'intelligently and amusingly, with evident excitement and imagination', qualities that he brings to Tiny Campsites. Here he presents 80 of the loveliest and most diminutive places to camp in Britain, many of which are known only to locals. These stunning little places to pitch are found on farms, in woods, on clifftops and in beautiful back gardens; they may be under the boughs of an apple tree in a private orchard or on thebanks of a river. Each entry features a quick-reference guide to facilities, pubs that serve food, shops where you can stock up on provisions and local attractions, and there's a useful Ordnance Survey map to guide you in. Check it out> 

 

Cool Camping Britain, second edition

Look inside Cool Camping: BritainExpanded to feature 160 stunning campsites, this book showcases the very best of British camping, from the wilds of the Scilly Isles to the sandy shores of Scotland's coastline. New finds include a woodland site in the grounds of a World War II training area, a hillside eco-escape on the slopes of the Teifi Valley and an Eden-like camping safari that’s home to the largest re-wilding project in Europe. Forest camping, beautiful views, family-friendly sites and campsites with campfires are all covered with over 50 brand new campsites. This hand-picked selection of campsites is brought to life with colourful reviews and hundreds of photographs, plus handy practical info on what you can expect to find on site, things to do in the locality, and the best food and drink options around. Read more> 

 

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Sarah is an artist and writer with a lifetime interest in camping and survival techniques.

Living the #vanlife since before it was a hashtag and touring on two wheels with her husband Ryan, they have a wealth of camping and motorcycling knowledge to share, and know a thing or two about packing light! read more


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