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Britain Goes Camping

Camping, Cooking and Exploring the Great Outdoors

Don Philpott

National Trust


ISBN: 9781907892073

Price: £16.99

Publication date: 23 June 2011

Series: National Trust History & Heritage

Category: Lifestyle & Gardening

For generations, the British have been exploring the great British countryside by tent and caravan. This nostalgic guide to Britain under canvas will help you to get out there and celebrate the great outdoors, whatever the weather.

A range of handy hints – from pitching a tent to building a campfire – ensures you stay safe and dry throughout your outdoor adventure, while one-pot recipes, barbeque and picnic ideas makes it easy to eat like a king even in the wilderness. Campfire Pizza, Sausage Stew and Chicken Hot Pot are all delicious and simple to make, and many ingredients can be picked or caught locally, making the most of nature’s larder. There are games and outdoor adventures for all ages – pond dipping and tracking wildlife get you up close to nature, while kite-flying and building a woodland den brings out the adventurer in everyone.

A gazetteer of the National Trust’s beautiful camping sites, from the stunning scenery of the Lake District to seaside fun in Devon and Cornwall, is also included.


Don Philpott is an enthusiastic hiker and camper. He co-founded Footloose, a leading UK outdoors activitiy magazine, and has written numerous books on getting the most from the great outdoors, including The Campfire Cookbook, co-authored with his wife Pam.