Tiny Campsites 2nd Edition
New updated Tiny Campsites guide discovers even more of Britain's little pockets of camping bliss
- 75 hand-picked sites, including 10 new additions
- Illustrated with 85 colour photographs
- Handy feature for campers using public transport
- 2nd edition, on sale 23 April, £10.95
The Cool Camping team are launching the 2nd edition of Tiny Campsites (23 April, £10.95)just in time for the summer bank holiday season. This fully-updated version is the perfect prescription for those who want to escape the crowds and get away to the smaller, quieter, more bijou gems of the camping world. Featuring 75 of the best hand-picked sites, with 10 new finds, Tiny Campsites lives up to the adage that 'all the best things come in small packages’.
Author Dixe Wills says: “Writing the first Tiny Campsites involved over 2,000 miles of cycling in order to sample the very best diminutive campsites in Britain. Having pudding hanging on an apple tree nearby or being lulled to sleep by the nocturnal snufflings of a hedgehog beats the repetitive thump of the on-site entertainment or the unfettered chatter of over-excited teenagers by some margin. I've slipped some new discoveries into this edition, plus my recommended campsites for walkers and cyclists. I hope everyone has as much fun as I did.”
The new edition of Tiny Campsites – still backpack- and pannier-friendly – makes it easier than ever to choose the perfect pitch with a quick reference guide and beautiful colour photographs illustrating each site. All the sites have been personally inspected with only the very best making the cut.
Happy campers can expect insightful and entertaining reviews including some practical and handy hints on any early closing times for local shops, change needed for showers, and how to avoid being eaten alive by midges. There are also listings for the best campsites for cyclists or walkers such as The Lazy Duck in Inverness-shire (for the Speyside Way/National Cycle Route no. 7); the best spot for stunning views (Park Farm, Yorkshire) as well as the best places for kids (Coverack, Cornwall; Evergreen Farm, West Sussex). Being a keen supporter of all things green, Dixe Wills has included information on how be a car-free camper and reach the campsites using public transport.
Here's a taster of some of the new sites:
- Inchcailloch, Sterlingshire – a quiet site on a remote Scottish island.
- Five Saints Riding Centre, Carmarthenshire –a secluded site on the grounds of a Welsh riding centre, with plenty of activities on your doorstep.
- Land's End, Cornwall –a pretty little campsite overlooking the dramatic coastline of Land's End.
Available at all good bookstores or order online at www.tinycampsites.co.uk