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  1. Vinegar Valentines and more - our anti-Valentine's Day roundup

    February 7, 2014
    by | seasonal

    Is it just us...?Whether you’re single, smugly coupled-up or in that twenty-first century state known as ‘it’s complicated’, if you’re already making dark mutterings  about Valentine’s Day, we at Pitchup.com salute you. (Not that we’ve ever been known to express cynicism about an event the entire country ...

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  2. Carpe diem! The Pitchup.com guide to fishing

    January 31, 2014
    by | guides

    Sea fishing for seagullsCarpe diem – the Scottish salmon fishing season is upon us! Even though it’s still a bit nippy outside, the months of January and February are the main hook for anglers with good taste to get started for the year.


    The Scottish season began on the Tay on 15 January ...

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  3. Bird's eye view - the Pitchup.com big guide to UK birdwatching

    January 23, 2014
    by | guides

    Puffin landingHeavens above! We’re thumbing through our bird guides (yes, really) and eyeing up the best spot at the window (elbows at the ready), for it is RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch time yet again. The biggest wildlife survey in the world is this weekend (25 – 26 January), with eagle-eyed enthusiasts ...

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  4. Gearing up for 2014 – Year of the Cycle!

    January 17, 2014
    by | guides

    A bike and a motorhome looking out to sea...Lycra – and cushions – at the ready! The trendsetter tealeaves have reliably informed us that cycling is set to be A Big Thing in 2014. The leaves portend this is mostly because the mother of all cycling events (the Tour de France) departs in Yorkshire, but partly also because wobbling about ...

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  5. A very appy year - Pitchup.com in 2013

    December 31, 2013
    by | pitchup.com news

    Coo. Last year we wound down a bit in October. This year we’ve been partying like it’s 1999, sorry, we mean working like it’s still July. We’ve taken off big time in 2013 – gone from 424 bookable sites to 748 (so far), added 80 French sites ...

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  6. Merry 2014! Our pick of the best events

    December 19, 2013
    by | events

    World Bog Snorkelling ChampionshipsTis always fun to look to the year ahead, even if the meeja people keep insisting that January should have us all depressed (balderdash, say we), things are getting worse ‘in real terms’ and it will be another year of woez in Eastenders. Balderdash, say we again. While we can ...

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  7. Dark skies and stargazing - our galactic guide

    December 12, 2013
    by | destinations | guides

    Milky WayCongratulations, felicitations and a big celebratory whoop to Northumberland National Park and Kielder Water & Forest Park, which this week landed the status of Dark Sky Park for 580 square miles, making it the biggest Dark Sky Park in Europe! (You’d almost say it ‘eclipses’ all the others, but we ...

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  8. Outdoorsy Christmas presents - our top ten

    December 5, 2013
    by | seasonal

    ReinbeerLast year, we left it until the last minute. This year, we shall not! Most unusually for our procrastination-prone personalities, we’re already looking at Christmas presents for 2013 – both for ourselves (most of the list) and for others (a grudging corner of the list). We buy on Friday. At ...

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  9. Pitchup.com at Farm Business Innovation - day 2!

    November 29, 2013
    by | industry news | pitchup.com news

    The pod at Lee Wick FarmHic! Er, we mean hi! Day 2 of Pitchup at Farm Business Innovation is winding down, we may have enjoyed the drinks do last night, and we are now sore-feetedly ruing the decision to wear heels. And that’s just the blokes.


    We’ve had a blast chatting to loads ...

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  10. Pitchup.com at Farm Business Innovation - day 1!

    November 28, 2013
    by | industry news | pitchup.com news

    One of our farm campsites, Atlantic Surf Pods in BudeWe iz at Farmbiz! And we’re writing on the hoof (boom boom!). It’s the first day of Farm Business Innovation 2013 at the Olympia in London, where we’ve pitched up to share our expertise on how farmers can make more money from their land. We’ve put ...

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