With so many people looking for respite from the daily grind, our favourite campsites are being overrun with people. We’re in need of somewhere quiet, somewhere secret. If you are, too, check out our picks for the best secret camping spots in the UK and Europe. Compiled by the team at Camping Things, we’re certain each of these picks will lead to the trip of a lifetime for those of you on the lookout for somewhere a little more off the grid.
Cool Camping Europe – Campsites and Clamping in Europe by Jonathan Knight
‘The best low-key picks from across Europe.’
From Portugal to the Algarve, this handy little guide covers over 100 low-key locations across 12 European countries. Fall in love with the sprawling woodland of Portugal’s Peneda-Gerês National Park, or stow away on a spit of land in between two of the Black Forest’s most beautiful rivers. Looking for an Italian adventure? Watch out for the woodland site with direct access to the beach bordering the Ionian sea.
Yurts, tipis, safari tents and domes all feature in this edition, which covers rural France and Spain, as well. Leave the crowds behind and set up camp at some of Europe’s most idyllic, personality-rich campsites. The Cool Camping Europe guide is typically entertaining and informative, and each site is backed up with great photography. Also included are a bunch of useful local phrases, to help you get along. Countries featured: Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland.