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  1. 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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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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 ...

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  4. 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 ...

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  5. Tiny houses and transformed spaces - Pitchup.com's top ten

    July 25, 2014
    by | Pitchup.com's top tens | about camping




    Earth domes in New Zealand. Pic courtesy of Living Big in a Tiny House.
    Mostly when our thinks drift dreamily to the type of accommodation we will cacklingly obtain when millionaires, it is of the portable and very expensive variety. A

    three-storey RV like Robert de Niro’s

    ,

    a billionaire’s Earth caravan

    and a

    £3500 tent

    have all featured in our musings, mostly ...

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  6. 27 walking holidays! Our guide to UK walking festivals this summer and autumn

    July 17, 2014
    by | festivals and events | sports and outdoors




    Airing boots highly recommended between walks
    Although we tend to pack Inappropriate Heels when tottering off on our outdoor hols (and that’s just the Pitchup.com men), we’ll usually be found with walking boots crammed into the rucksack too.



    Our love of the striding is such that we have a special category just for ...

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  7. The wheelie big Pitchup.com guide to...family bike rides

    July 11, 2014
    by | family | guides | sports and outdoors




    Family cycling trip
    Le Tour –  it has pedalled off! Around four million bike boffins were estimated to have watched the

    Grand Départ

    in Yorkshire last weekend, with quite a few more hundred thousand ramming the streets to see it in London and Essex. We hope that didn’t make commuters cranky.



    As promised ...

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  8. C'est Bretagne! Ten things to see and do in Brittany

    July 4, 2014
    by | beaches, coast and seaside | destinations | family | food and drink | history and heritage | sports and outdoors




    The flag of Bretagne. Pic by Audrey AK.
    Brittany was once known as ‘little Britain’, but fret not, you’re unlikely to find Vicky Pollard and her cohorts here. The Celtic region of Bretagne est both très cultural et très independent, has a different feel from the rest of France, and is the only place in the country ...

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  9. A shore-fired guide! Watersports and outdoor holidays in the UK and beyond

    June 27, 2014
    by | fishing | guides | sports and outdoors | surfing and watersports




    Surfing at an impressive angle
    Like to make a splash? Us too, even if we do occasionally get laughed at almost tipping over a kayak. Ahem. Whether you like dipping in wild pools, walking miraculously on water, or taking to the waves for the best surf, here’s the shore-fired Pitchup.com guide to watersports ...

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  10. Motorhome madness! This year's camping, caravan and motorhome shows

    June 20, 2014
    by | about camping | festivals and events | industry news

    VW camper tent Any excuse to buy a new tent, say we – and what better excuse than Glasto ? Yes, a goodly chunk of the Pitchup.com team shall be mud wallowing in Somerset fields come next weekend, making it an absolute necessity to acquire new canvas under the excuse that ‘this one might ...

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