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Blog posts from October 2013

  1. Cheapstock! The first pick of budget festivals for 2014

    October 31, 2013
    by | guides





    Let there be rock...
    Did you know, fest fans, that there are more festivals per head in Britain than anywhere else in the world? And that 2013 saw the news that festivals are becoming increasingly the preserve of the well-off and mid-30s, as young people are priced out of the market? Yes, you probably ...

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  2. More ghostly goings-on - the UK's most haunted sites

    October 24, 2013
    by | guides | history and heritage | weird Britain




    Spirits. Possibly spottable at pubs.
    Quiver. We’re not quite sure we should have started this one, particularly as the evenings are drawing in and that shadow outside the Pitchup.com office begins to look ever more suspiciously like a headless horseman. And as Halloween approacheth…



    But, we are rather fond of

    Cornwall

    ’s Jamaica ...

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  3. Children ‘not connected’ to nature, study finds: our tips

    October 16, 2013
    by | guides | news

    Nature spotting in style Not that we’re normally ‘Won’t someone think of the children!’ hand-wringers at Pitchup.com, but we were shocked (shocked!) at today’s findings from the RSPB that only one in five 8 – 12 year olds in the UK feel ‘connected to nature’.


    The report, part of a three-year research ...

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  4. Tasty trails – our top ten British food trails

    October 10, 2013
    by | destinations | guides

    Best Yorkshire chippy name ever? Something about autumn and winter makes us hungry. And thirsty.


    Possibly because the onset of colder weather, and baring less flesh to an unforgiving public, means we can at last develop that indulgent autumn and winter spare tyre. Pass the cake.


    Food trails, we find, are one of the best ways ...

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  5. Sweet! It's Cider and Perry Month!

    October 3, 2013
    by | events | seasonal




    Us too, Wurzels. Us too.
    October is

    Cider and Perry Month

    ! Hic! We mean, hurrah!



    We’re a tad tentative about doing another boozy blog a mere two weeks after our

    how to make blackberry brandy – and other boozy autumn foraging recipes

    . But yanno, it’s autumn. Spicy drinks beckon. And we’ve just made ...

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