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15 Inspirational Campervan Books

Okay, so it seems as though we can't go camping yet, but that doesn't mean we can't dream about the places we'll go when this is over!

With that in mind, I've compiled a list of essential campervan books so that you can whet your appetite from the safety of your sofa.

Hopefully there's something here to suit everyone, but if I've missed out a corker, then feel free to drop me a line!

If you're looking for a new hobby, wild swimming would be a refreshing change! Wild Swimming is the definitive guide to outdoor swimming in wild Britain. With 300 suggestions for places to take the plunge, along with tips and advice if you're just dipping your toe in the water.


This bite-size book of camping recipes is small enough to keep with your camping gear, and has 35 recipes to spice up your repertoire. At £1.99, it's cheap as chips too!


Who hasn't started a sentence recently with the words "when this is over I'm going to..."? There's a whole world on our doorstep, and The Great British Bucket List will point you in the right direction. Don't put it off any longer!


Colouring in is cool again! Pencil in a bit of time to rediscover your artistic flair. The Campervan Colouring Book is full of illustrations for you to fill in as you dream of life on the open road. Colouring's not just for kids!


We might not be able to go yet, but we can definitely plan. The Cool Camping series of books are firmly established as some of the best guides to campsites in the UK and abroad, and leafing through a copy is a great way to find your next destination.


I've often reached for Lonely Planet guides for foreign trips, but never thought of using them for trips around Great Britain. This one breaks the country down into 34 amazing road trips, from Scottish glens to Cornish beaches. Take the road less travelled!


Another Road Trip guide, with FIFTY routes to try all around the world. As you'd expect from Haynes, this one has heaps of practical advice too. You can dream big with this about a road trip around Namibia or Japan?!!


Another book from Lonely Planet focussing on the best bits all across Great Britain. Whether you're looking for mountains, castles, or just a really good cuppa and some cake, Lonely Planet have you covered.


Of course, the one book you should never go on a trip without, is a trusty map. I can definitely recommend the OS Maps app, but it's always advisable to take a paper map with you too.


Perfect for anyone who's stuck at home and bored, or anyone who's a passenger on a long car journey, the Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book has been a hit with people who like puzzles and maps!


Some people like Lonely Planet, some people prefer a Rough Guide, and that's okay! Another range of travel guides that we're used to picking for adventures abroad, steps in to suggest some must-see and lesser-spotted parts of the country.


Of course, no camping trip or road trip would be complete without a trip to the Great British Pub. Sawday's is the definitive guide for anyone who loves pubs...and who doesn't?!


One thing that many of us have been able to do recently is to slow down and enjoy the things that have been around us all this time. Martin Dorey takes this to heart in Take The Slow Road. Take the coastal route or the mountain pass instead of the motorway. You'll be glad you did.


Tiny Campsites is now in its third edition, suggesting little-known campsites where you can get away from it all for a night. No sprawling holiday parks here - just stunning little back to basics campsites.


The Wild Guide series of books have earned a reputation for selecting locations, activities, eateries and campsites that are just on the wilder side of informal. This Wild Guide to Scotland will take you to some of the country's lesser-known distilleries, waterfalls, ruins and beaches. Isolation has never looked so good.


I hope this has offered a little bit of inspiration.

Thanks for reading! Nick 😄🚌

I've personally chosen the items to include in my blog - I haven't been paid or given free stuff! However, I may earn a small referral fee if you buy something through one of the above links, but this doesn't affect the products I include or the price you pay. Thanks!


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