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Our camping guides and caravan books will tell you everything you need to know for your next trip away. They cover the world's greatest caravan sites and places to camp and are packed full of essential advice and information.

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Camping & Caravan: Books & Guides

Our camping guides and caravan books will tell you everything you need to know for your next trip away. They cover the world's greatest caravan sites and places to camp and are packed full of essential advice and information.

  • Take the Slow Road: Scotland

    Martin Dorey

    Product Code: BPPED
    Paperback
    Forget 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. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's 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. In this book we define the best driving routes around Scotland for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around the highlands, lowlands and islands of Scotland on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome - we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go! We'll take you to see Scotland the slow way. The way it should be seen.
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  • Take the Slow Road: England and Wales

    Martin Dorey

    Product Code: BXHQT
    Paperback
    Forget 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. It's about taking the time to enjoy journeys and places for their own sake. It's 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. In this book we define the best driving routes around England and Wales for camper vans and motorhomes. We show you the coolest places to stay, what to see, what to do and explain why it's special. We meander around England and Wales on the most breathtaking roads, chugging up mountain passes and pootling along the coast. We show you stuff that's fun, often free. We include the best drives for different kinds of drivers; for surfers, wildlife watchers, climbers and walkers. We include the steepest, the bendiest, those with the most interesting bridges or views or obstacles, ferries and tidal causeways. And you don't even have to own a camper van or motorhome - we'll tell you the many places you can rent one to take you on the journey. All of this is interspersed with beautiful photos, handy maps and quirky travel writing from the king of camper vans and motorhomes, Martin Dorey. So if all you want to do is flick through it on a cold day and plan your next outing, you'll be transported (albeit slowly) to pastures, beaches, mountains and highways that make you want to turn the key and go, go, go!
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  • AA Caravan and Camping Guide 2019

    Product Code: BSWKF
    Paperback
    Now in its 51st edition, the ever-popular AA Caravan and Camping Guide continues to showcase the best sites from across Britain. From small spaces in quiet locations to large holiday centres with fun for all the family, all the sites have been professionally inspected on an annual basis by the AA's team of inspectors. Top-rated sites receive the coveted gold pennant award and the best regional sites are highlighted in an annual awards ceremony.
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  • Cool Caravanning

    Caroline Mills

    Product Code: AZODX
    Paperback
    Revealing England's most stunning caravan site locations, "Cool Caravanning" presents a handpicked selection of 50 great places to stay. This stylish book packed with great ideas means that you'll never look at caravanning in the same way again. Whether you're looking for great views, children-friendly spots, a beach holiday, a walking break, an action adventure or just somewhere to relax, "Cool Caravanning" has something for everyone, whether you're an old hand or a first-timer.
    • £11.29
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  • Tiny Campsites

    Dixe Wills

    Product Code: AYAWO
    Paperback
    BBC 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.
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  • Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain: Spiral 3rd Edition

    Philip's Maps and Atlases

    Product Code: BWIWE
    Other
    THE MUST-HAVE ATLAS OF BRITAIN FOR CAMPING, CARAVANNING AND MOTORHOMES 'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph 'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine 'No. 1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research survey The No. 1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist - Scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (Northern Scotland: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000) - Over 2,300 approved campsites located, plus useful advice from the Camping and Caravanning Club - Includes essential information for caravanning motorists: 6400 bridge height limits, 1450 bridge weight limits and 250 bridge width limits - No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - Britain's best road mapping in a great spiral format - Every street in Britain marked on the maps - Over 3000 main roads named - 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches to 12 major urban areas - Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section - Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown - Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets - 416 pages Philip's Navigator Camping and Caravanning Atlas of Britain includes a special feature by The Friendly Club, which is packed with essential camping and caravanning information.
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  • Swift Caravans

    Andrew Jenkinson

    Product Code: BLZAQ
    Paperback
    Starting in 1965, when Swift found success with its early models, this book follows the development of Swift Caravans to the present day, where it has grown into a multi-brand leisure vehicle producer. The author describes the early models, which became popular with distinctive features such as the tri-front window. By the early 1970s, the Swift name had become established and the company started to move into the upper clubman market with the introduction of the Corniche range. Continuing into the 1980s with a spirit of innovation, Swift improved its designs with wind-tunnel technology and produced lighter tourers alongside the manufacture of coachbuilt motorhomes. The company continued to expand with the acquisition of Cotswold Coachcraft and later Sprite Leisure, Bessacarr, Ace, Award and Autocruise, plus a tie up with US Airstream travel trailers. The author also covers the latest developments in what has now become the Swift Group, including further brand acquisitions and expansion abroad. Written by an acknowledged expert in caravans, motorhomes and holiday static caravans, this book is an essential guide to a great British manufacturing success story.
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  • Caravan Cookbook

    Monica Rivron

    Product Code: BXYKD
    Paperback
    A book of delicious, easy-to-make recipes in the great outdoors. Food is often one of the most enjoyable elements of a holiday, but nobody wants to spend hours slaving in a hot, micro-kitchen with limited supplies. Caravan Cookbook offers the solution to dining on days out with delicious, uncomplicated and simple to prepare recipes that will satisfy family and friends. Discover holiday moments around the table and evenings spent under the stars, and take time to enjoy your caravanning adventure. Caravanning holidays allow you to forage for local produce, shopping for ingredients for dinner from farm shops and markets. This book invites you to create a variety of delicious recipes using these fresh, natural and local ingredients. It also offers advice on caravan cupboard essentials for when you find yourself a little off the beaten track! Treat yourself to cider chicken or sesame salmon with edamame beans before dishing up honeycomb pudding with lemon cream or perhaps even challenge yourself to the caravan crumble. Without having to simplify or cut corners on ingredients, Caravan Cookbook shows you inventive ways to utilise your caravan kitchen and create the perfect holiday menu.
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  • Hiking Yellowstone National Park

    Bill Schneider

    Product Code: BWGWB
    Paperback
    Geysers, paint pots, and glowing blue pools; deep canyons with plunging waterfalls; broad river valleys with seemingly endless views; and tall rugged mountains-Yellowstone National Park is a hiker's paradise with more than 800 miles of trails. This updated edition of the classic guidebook has everything you need to explore this gorgeous national treasure.
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  • Best Easy Day Hikes Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

    Laurel Scheidt

    Product Code: BWGKX
    Paperback
    Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, situated in California's rugged Sierra Nevada, boast some of the most spectacular landscapes on the continent: towering groves of giant sequoia trees, crystalline trout rivers, jagged peaks and alpine meadows, and Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the lower 48. Discover 20 of the best easy day hikes in the parks, accompanied by detailed descriptions and trail maps. This book is a personal guide to the wonders of the California Sierra.
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  • Best Climbs Grand Teton National Park

    Richard Rossiter

    Product Code: BWGKT
    Paperback
    The Teton Range in Wyoming attracts mountaineers from all over the world with a superb variety of alpine climbing challenges. Best Climbs Grand Teton National Park showcases the best routes on these craggy mountains, from moderate ridge routes suitable for intermediate climbers to extreme north faces that will test the most seasoned alpinists. This updated guide provides accurate, to-the-point route descriptions complemented by color maps and detailed topos. Stunning action photography rounds out the package to make Best Climbs Grand Teton National Park an essential guide for local and visiting climbers alike.
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  • Hiking Waterfalls Yosemite National Park

    Suzanne Swedo

    Product Code: BWGBT
    Paperback
    Hiking Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the park. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park will take you to the best areas to view the most spectacular waterfalls.
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  • Frommer's EasyGuide to National Parks of the American West

    Eric Peterson

    Product Code: BVXJX
    Paperback
    Quick to read, light to carry with expert advice in all price ranges, Frommer's EasyGuide to National Parks of the American West is the complete up-to-date reference for travelers who want to maximize their visit in the smartest, most time-efficient way. Frommer's trademark candid and accessible expertise offers reviews on selecting the correct park for you based on interests and length of stay, complete with suggested driving tours. The guide also covers where to find the best hiking trails, rafting, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, scenery and campgrounds. Insightful commentary on everything from the natural attractions to avoiding crowds and finding the best times to visit, as well as finding the right place to stay.
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  • Best Tent Camping: New England

    Lafe Low

    Product Code: BUXEE
    Hardback
    The Best in Tent Camping: New England is a guidebook for tent campers who like quiet, scenic, and serene campsites. It's the perfect resource if you blanch at the thought of pitching a tent on a concrete slab, trying to sleep through the blare of another camper's boombox, or waking to find your tent surrounded by a convoy of RVs. Painstakingly selected from hundreds of campgrounds, this book guides you to the quietest, most beautiful, most secure, and best-managed campgrounds in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Each campground profile provides essential details on facilities, reservations, fees, and restrictions, as well as an accurate, easy-to-read map making the campground a snap to locate. Rich with history, natural beauty, and environmental diversity, New England offers campers a new experience at every turn. From the tidal marsh of Long Island Sound, to Vermont's world-famous forests, to the rocky shores of Maine, New England camping has never been better.
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  • Sierra Summits

    Matt Johanson

    Product Code: BUNQD
    Paperback
    Looking for an outdoor adventure but still need to make it home to cook dinner? Want to conquer a majestic mountain peak but don't want to give up the 9-to-5? No longer do you have to be an expert mountaineer to stand atop a gorgeous summit. Sierra Summits provides detailed descriptions, must-have information, and area history to fifty of the best peaks in the "Range of Light", all of which can be hiked in a single day and without technical gear! Take in stunning views of the entire Yosemite Valley from atop Eagle Peak. Scale and conquer Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in California. Brave the winding trails up Alta Peak and experience a scenic wonderland you won't ever forget. With full-color photography and precise maps throughout, Sierra Summits is perfect for busy families or weekend warriors and is sure to take your hiking higher!
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  • Search and Rescue Rocky Mountains

    Kent Dannen

    Product Code: BUMJX
    Paperback
    The Rocky Mountains have inspired travelers for centuries. The vast majority of those who visit this vast area might write to their friends, "Having a great time! Wish you were here!" Meanwhile, a few every year invariably find themselves shouting, "Help! I'm in trouble!" And trouble never comes at a convenient time. Search and Rescue: Rocky Mountains gathers the most heart-racing accounts from 1847 to the age of modern rescue technology showcasing the heroism of park rangers, first responders, pilots, and others (some canine) who go out of their way to save people from falling rocks, lightning, boiling hot springs, frigid water, slick ice, wildlife, sudden storms, falls from precipices, or just getting lost.
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  • Van Life

    Veerle Helsen

    Product Code: BRJES
    Hardback
    -An inspirational - and practical - guide to the essentials of 'Van Life', including life hacks, road trips and the do's and don't's -#vanlife is one of the most popular hashtags on Instagram -The ultimate travel experience in a book -The latest travel trend, celebrated here with real-life stories -Inspiring but also nailing down the bare essentials of 'Van Life' "Forget the map, roll down the windows, and whenever you can, pull over and have a picnic." - Jim Hensen "We feel this lifestyle represents an openness not just to exploring the many beautiful places and people along the way, but exploring ourselves as beings of infinite possibility." - Emily & Corey Hitting the road with a camper or van. It's one of today's most popular travel trends. For a while, the urban nomad turns into a global nomad, retreating from the daily rat race, discovering the world and enjoying the ultimate freedom on four wheels. And often, for quite a while. This book will have you daydreaming about gorgeous locations, but is also quick to add testimonies from the most popular real-life campers about their adventures on the road. Spectacular pictures, portraits, the most gorgeous campers, life hacks and road trips, dos and don'ts. All of this is uniquely presented, making this book a must-have for any 'van nomad', with or without concrete travel plans.
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  • Death in Mount Rainier National Park

    Tracy Salcedo

    Product Code: BPQIO
    Paperback
    Each year almost two million visitors come to Mount Rainier National Park. If they don't follow safety warnings, they may find themselves victims of a climbing accident, or face-to-face with a mountain lion, or stuck in the fog and snow on the Muir Snowfield, a place that is continually rated as one of America's most dangerous hikes. Death in Mount Rainier National Park gathers some of the most dramatic stories of the more than 400 deaths that have occurred in the park's history.
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  • Hiking Grand Teton National Park

    Bill Schneider

    Product Code: BPNTR
    Paperback
    This is the authoritative guide to all hiking trails--from short, easy day trips to multi-day backcountry adventures--in Grand Teton National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, abundant wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas. Located in western Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is one of America's true wilderness gems. Veteran hiker, author, and FalconGuides co-founder Bill Schneider provides everything you'll need in this completely updated guide to hit the trails in one of America's best parks. Now powered with National Geographic's TOPO! Maps, Hiking Grand Teton National Park is your complete guide to getting into the outdoors and onto your next great adventure!
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  • Moon Northern California Camping

    Tom Stienstra

    Product Code: BGIUO
    Paperback
    Your Adventure Starts Here Top-selling outdoor writer Tom Stienstra shares his expert perspective on camping in Northern California, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hoping to visit towering redwoods, quaint spots in Wine Country, or the High Sierra Moon Northern California Camping has recommendations for every traveler. With over 1,400 camping options throughout, expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Tom's trustworthy advice, Moon Northern California Camping provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Northern California Camping covers can't-miss sights and the best campgrounds in destinations including: * Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes * Tahoe and the Northern Sierra * Monterey and Big Sur
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  • Scotland Camping with Kids

    Andrew Thomson

    Product Code: BEWHV
    Paperback
    Features 30 of the best child-friendly campsites and caravan parks in Scotland as well as all the information you need to plan an unforgettable Scottish camping experience, whatever the weather! The book also provides essential information on: Choosing your site and planning your trip;Camping equipment: what you really need and how to use it; Setting up your pitch; Wild camping; Animals, beasties and the infamous Scottish midge!; Fun recipes for eating in the great outdoors. Whether you and the kids are experienced or novice campers, this book will give you a new perspective on the best Scottish sites for your camping holiday. Lavishly illustrated with colour photos and packed with site descriptions, reviews and helpful advice on things to do onsite and in the area, this is the only guide you will need to see you through your camping adventure.
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  • Cheltenham Caravans

    Jacqui McCarthy

    Product Code: BBBSH
    Paperback
    Cheltenham Caravans were made by one of the smallest caravan manufacturing companies and are still used across Europe by members of the longest established one-marque caravan owners' clubs, forty years after the company ceased to exist. This is testament to the quality of the research, design and build of each caravan. The family company tested new models extensively overseas, before they went into production, testing new ideas, finding and resolving any problems they encountered. This ensured they could sell the caravans with great confidence. The Cheltenham Caravans were aimed at the more discerning caravanner, being built to a extremely high standard and tailored to each buyers needs with list of 'extras' available. Buyers were, and still are, as enthusiastic about the caravans as the family were and The Cheltenham Owners Club, which was established in 1950, still has a large membership over sixty-five years later. The club members encourage, support and share knowledge with each other, so the caravans stay around for many years to come. This book details the journey from the beginning to the present day, showing photographs and images of the models through the years and the various changes that took place.
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  • Living the Airstream Life

    Karen Flett

    Product Code: AZOYS
    Hardback
    Illustrated with rare and exclusive images from the official company archives, an authoritative and entertaining guide to the wildly popular, beautifully designed luxury recreational vehicle that has become a cultural icon, embodying the American spirit of freedom and adventure-and the ideal in mobile living. With its distinctive silver-bullet shaped profile, the Airstream has been an integral part of the American recreational landscape for more than eighty-five years. Since the 1930s, thousands of Americans have used it as a personal canvas to paint their own unique story as they've traveled the road of life, and today, these stunning, nostalgia-laden vehicles are more popular than ever. In Living the Airstream Life, Karen Flett tells the unique story of the designers who have transformed the brand into a mainstay of American life and the dreamers who have found their home, and their heart, in an Airstream. Living the Airstream Life is a tour along the diverse roads aficionados have taken in chasing their Airstream dreams. Stunning color photographs featuring new and vintage versions and compelling stories capture the allure of the Airstream and offer advice and insight on the practicalities of adopting this lifestyle. With spectacular photography and compelling stories, Living the Airstream Life offers inspiration for those actively pursing the dream of life on the road-whether for permanent living or as a temporary escape from the daily grind-and everyone who wants to live vicariously through those who dare.
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  • Cool Camping: Kids

    Martin Dunford

    Product Code: AZNZR
    Paperback
    New discoveries in this edition include a collection of hidden yurts within walking distance of Cornwall's biggest exotic animal sanctuary, a tents-only site in the grounds of National Trust-owned Polesden Lacey Estate and an eco friendly Cairngorms campsite where you can go llama trekking in the hills. Every campsite review is accompanied by handy practical information including on-site facilities, off-site entertainment, the nearest family friendly pubs and all important directions to help you find the way. And every site has been selected with family camping in mind. Brought to life with entertaining, insightful reviews and hundreds of colour photographs, the handpicked selection of family campsites is also accompanied by informative features, including campfire recipes, family festivals and outdoor games for kids. So whether it's paddling a canoe to the village pub, stargazing from the comfort of a luxury yurt or following sandy footsteps to a local beach, Cool Camping: Kids, from the people behind the coolcamping.com website, is the must-have book for embarking on your next family adventure.
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