Yes gentle reader it can!!
The adorable people at Punk Publishing sent a book to me in error (see previous post) so they sent me a little something extra when they corrected the mistake, and as I said that I was a 'more basic camper' they included a different type of camping book.
I give you
tiny campsites - by Dixe Wills
This book is too adorable for words! All the campsites listed are tiny (the clue's in the name!) under 1 acre and they have all been visited and reviewed by Dixe himself, an eco traveller fond of a bicycle (not overly fond like that chap in Scotland....ahem.....) any way he cycles to many of these little out of the way places and none are adverts - in that no one paid to be in the book. They are spread across the UK, and you would be sure to find one you would adore, no posh shower blocks, no playgrounds, (actually there are some with all those things, and several with a pub so that was all a lie! but you get the idea!) fire pits, streams, no rules, just lots of fun!
Each site is clearly set out, with ratings for friendliness cost etc, there are pros and cons of each site, maps, top tips and clear lists of facilities ( loos, electricity, recycling etc)
I'm already in love with the book and cannot wait to try some of the sites Spyway Inn - with a great name and a pub! or Foxhole Bottom (go on snigger! why wouldn't you want to stay there!!) many are 'no music except acoustic intruments' and one has discounts for musicians!
And now because I asked nicely I have a spare copy of this awesome book!! a Book for the camper that likes it 'real' (or likes a pub - or both!) a book for the camper with no car! (or a car) a book for the camper with no children! (or even free range children, that like to get muddy, climb trees and roast marshmallows over glowing firepits) Yes a book for everyone that loves camping!!
So tell me why you love to camp - and the book could be yours, comments below please to be entered in the draw, which will take place on 10th July 2010
Good luck, may the keenest camper win!