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Blog posts from August 2014

  1. Celebrating Scotland! The Pitchup.com pick of what to see and do

    August 29, 2014
    by | destinations | festivals and events | history and heritage | sports and outdoors | wildlife and nature

    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. LA(Phot) Sally Stimson. It’s not at all because there is a new Scottish Doctor that we’ve decided on this blog this week, och no. (Although we will forever love Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi for not having this twelfth incarnation say ‘Timey-wimey’.)


    Scotland in 2014 has hosted the Commonwealth Games and will host ...

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  2. Go with the flow! Messing about on UK rivers

    August 22, 2014
    by | guides | sports and outdoors | wildlife and nature




    The River Severn from Shrewsbury Castle. Pic by Chris Bayley.
    We’ve always had good thames on rivers. And as our August blogs so far currently include

    things to do at the seaside

    and our

    top five UK water theme parks

    , we thought we’d continue the flow with our favourite UK rivers, what to do once there and where ...

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  3. Vino veritas - the truly best French wine routes

    August 15, 2014
    by | destinations | food and drink | guides

    Wine, glorious wine... Pic by Andreea. We may have spent a goodly part of last weekend consuming Breton cider (thank you, Marks and Spencer supplier people). Et so, we thought it logical to turn our attention to other forms of tasty beverages available in France, namely wine.


    The Pitchup.com team’s approach to French wine runs ...

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  4. Water, water everywhere - top UK water theme parks

    August 8, 2014
    by | family | guides

    Sliding around We’ll always be big fans of the beach . But it has to be said that, beaut though most British beaches are, they’re not the best at waterslides, water rollercoasters and clinging to tyres in in one’s swimsuit. All hols should involve at least one visit to among our favourite things ...

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  5. A beachy blog! Things to do at the seaside

    August 4, 2014
    by | beaches, coast and seaside | budget | family

    To the beach! We wouldn’t be so crass as to croon that we do like to be beside the seaside (our beach song of choice is Metallica’s Enter Sandman), but we do get slightly tuneful at the prospect of a day at the beach. Or tuneless: it’s quite hard to hum a guitar ...

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