Hurrah and that. Such was bestsellingity of the first edition of Tiny Campsites, I brought out a new edition with the good peeps at Punk. It was launched in April 2012 at the aptly tiny price of £10.95 with all its trillion-and-one factoids painstakingly updated (and I can tell you, I suffered for my art there). Amongst its 75 bijou campsites there’s a slew of new young gunslingers, including a completely gorgeous one I discovered on an island on Loch Lomond.
What’s more, it’s got its own website and everything, so it feels very important.
This is what the publishers say about Tiny Campsites 2, and they wouldn’t lie to you:
“Building on the success of the best-selling Tiny Campsites guidebook, Dixe Wills presents a fully updated, second edition of the hugely popular guide. This beautiful book uncovers 75 of the UK’s best small campsites, each an acre or under in size. Find in-depth reviews, hundreds of photographs, plus a quick reference guide to the best places for kids, spectacular walks, tents only, stunning views and watersports. Brand new camping gems for this edition include: a quiet site on a remote Scottish island, a secluded site on the grounds of a Welsh riding centre, and two superb new Cornish sites, one of which overlooks the dramatic coastline of Land’s End. With additional info on the most spectacular walks in the UK (complete with campsite recommendations), plus the best campsites for cyclists, this is the must-have guide to unlocking Britain’s unseen, unspoilt and untouched landscapes from the comfort of your perfect petite pitch.”
Dans le meantime, those of a nostalgic bent may gaze on the cover of the first edition, brought out at a time when grass was still nationalised and if a gentleman wished to own a tent he had to make one out of his own skin.