Say hello to the daddy of wacky tripods, the ever-playful Joby Gorillapod. It has flexible, gripping legs which can wrap around almost any surface, and attach your camera to poles, trees and railings. Awesome.
There are three sizes, with the largest supporting up to 3kg of SLR. The compact version works its monkey magic for £15, the light SLR version costs £35, and the SLR/zoom version is £45.