and I think you are right, I bet a LOT of people (newbies and veterans alike) will be camping in the UK this year as the exchange rate is so bad. I have two lots of friends who usually go to france but are camping here this summer.
Slubber, I'm sort of guessing / hoping that the last minute 3 nighter will still be possible. I think most people are tkaing bookings only for a week, but i'm sure that when it gets nearer the time they'd take shorter bookings to fill up.
Fill up. Gosh, it's really not what you want is it, a full campsite...
We're looking at 5 nights in North Cornwall, then 5 nights in South Hams (Devon)
But tbh, since my flap earlier, I've been looking at the uk campsites website and I hadn't realised just how many sites there are in Cornwall. Doh! And so many of them look nice. There must be something, surely.
JRocks, that place looks lovely but we need to book in advance. DH isn't the sort to handle going elsewhere if it's full <stress>
The bigger sites with online presence may get booked up but we never book and there are always lots of sites to choose from, we go a lot in Devon and Cornwall and many sites don't even take bookings. They tend not to be the ones you find online though.
It's certainly not too late for a smaller site with fewer facilities, which is what we like.
I think it depends a lot on the type of campsite you are looking at.
Mostly I don't book more than a month in advance, usually it's more like a week or two, but it's for very basic simple campsites near climbing hotspots, rather than the more usual picturesque sites of the uk!