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Blog posts from juliol 2012

  1. No sport? What to do in the UK this August

    juliol 30, 2012
    per | destinations

    Watch some bog snorkelling this August Apparently there is some big sporting event on this month. This is all well and jolly, and we very much enjoyed seeing the banishment of a giant Voldemort at the opening ceremony on Friday, but our mum says we need to get out and get some fresh air too. And ...

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  2. Campsite of the week: eco-camp, Oban

    juliol 27, 2012
    per | destinations

    Isle of Lismore Small doesn’t have to mean few facilities, as this week’s featured site, eco-camp on the Isle of Lismore, shows. There are just five carefully selected pitches here, but the site owners offer a full laundry service, will deliver home-cooked food (and wine) to your tent, set a tent up for ...

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  3. Bickering and bust ups abroad

    juliol 27, 2012
    per | industry news




    A properly packed suitcase
    We’ve heard this week how

    camping is less stressful than going abroad

    , which anyone with an ounce of sense could have told you anyway. But now it seems that as well as struggling with passport control, giant foreign winged beasties and having to pay to get jabbed in the ...

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  4. Celebrity campervanners

    juliol 26, 2012
    per | industry news




    From

    Kate Moss

    to

    Tom Cruise

    ,

    Sir Paul McCartney

    to

    Eva Longoria

    , camping, glamping and sleeping under the stars has been rising in popularity for some time for

    the world’s celebrities

    . But some of them take it even further, kitting out their own campervan or motorhome to ...

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  5. Escape the city - five short breaks from London

    juliol 25, 2012
    per | destinations




    These boots are made for resting
    So. You’ve come all the way to Britain – or all the way to London – for the Olympics and you’re fully enjoying the party atmosphere that’ll be happening in the city from this weekend. (Or in Albert Square from Monday, if Eastenders is anything to go by.) But with ...

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  6. Ten top family beach activities

    juliol 24, 2012
    per | Pitchup.com's top tens | beaches, coast and seaside | family

    No pressure.


    Ah,the great British seaside. we’ve got our towels, we’ve got our sandwiches, we’ve got our buckets and we’re heading to the beach. If you’ve also got itchy-must-be-sandy feet at the moment, have a look at our best British beaches for a last minute break , or browse through our campsites ...

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  7. 50 Shades of news!

    juliol 23, 2012
    per | news

    We’re in the news! That esteemed organ the Guardian has spotted our 50 Shades of Green news release, where we highlighted secluded adults-only campsites for romantic weekends away.


    ‘We can’t think of anything less sexy,’ the paper says on its Travel Corkboard today. ‘We know camping involves a lot ...

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  8. Cadw camping - ten things to do in Wales this summer

    juliol 23, 2012
    per | destinations




    Caerphilly Castle. Photo by alecea@flickr
    Going to Wales this summer? Course you are. We have

    over 800 sites there

    with everything you need for a weekend, week or fortnight away, whether that’s a

    family-friendly break

    or an escape from work that’s

    adults only

    .



    You can take your pick from

    golf

    ,

    fishing

    ,

    mountain ...

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  9. Say toodle pip and pitch up close - a visitor etiquette guide to British camping

    juliol 20, 2012
    per | guides




    Don't forget to fly your flag at the campsite
    Welcome to Great Britain! We’re expecting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the UK for the

    Olympic Games

    , and we know that many of you will want to stay on a campsite to keep down costs and to experience British life at its best. Follow our ten etiquette tips ...

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  10. Get crafty with our bushcraft tips

    juliol 20, 2012
    per | guides




    Crafty
    We’re feeling a bit Ray Mears-like today – perhaps caused by taking the stapler to a broken shoe heel earlier - so we’ve been musing on handy things you can make from nature while camping. Whether you're constructing a makeshift shelter or adding musical accompaniment to your campsite, get all ...

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  11. The Untraceables - your guide to non-impact camping

    juliol 18, 2012
    per | guides




    Non non-impact camping

    Wild camping

    is, as we all know, a tad different than pitching up at a big campsite or holiday park. There’s swimming in the crick/creek rather than at a pool on-site for a start, and you also have to be a bit more prepared with your supplies if you’re planning ...

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  12. Are we there yet? Quick-drive family breaks near cities

    juliol 18, 2012
    per | destinations

    'I like driving in my car...'


    It’s what mothers call ‘taking a notion’. You get home from work – or sneak online at work – deciding that you can’t wait for the annual two weeks’ holiday so by hook or by crook you’re going to get away this weekend. (Fist-shaking optional.) You’re in good company – ...

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  13. Dinos, Donald and Queen Vic's house - holidays on the Isle of Wight

    juliol 17, 2012
    per | destinations




    Isle of Wight
    New Order! No, not another plea for the end of the Coalition, but just me getting excited about

    Bestival

    on the Isle of Wight in September, where the Blue Monday chaps will be there along with Stevie Wonder, Mr Motivator (yay) and film screenings in the ‘Ambient Forest’.  There’s also, ...

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  14. Humongous holidays - ten top holiday parks for the summer

    juliol 16, 2012
    per | guides




    Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay
    You know the feeling. Trying to book somewhere for a holiday that’ll keep you, your partner, your three year old, your nine year old and your teenager all happy without too many meltdown rows and the teenager skulking in the corner all weekend with their DS. Add in the fact ...

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  15. My weekend at Camp Koala

    juliol 13, 2012
    per | guest posts




    My weekend at a festival
    By Alex



    My name is Alex. I’m super excited to be given this opportunity to write a guest blog for Pitchup.com about my summer festival experience! I

    reaalllly

    wanted to take part in

    Summer Daze with BlackBerry

    with Sophie, Flora, Dexter, Lippi and the gang, but they said they already ...

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  16. Pitch up on the Jurassic Coast

    juliol 13, 2012
    per | destinations

    T-rex probably not included There aren’t many bad things you can say about Dorset. In fact, there aren’t really any bad things you can say about Dorset, and anyone trying will receive a dirty look. It’s known as one of the most scenic areas in the country, has the highest proportion of conservation areas ...

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  17. Camping with a disability? Here's how

    juliol 12, 2012
    per | guides

    Wheelchair on the beach We’ve been browsing through camping forums recently and a theme that’s come up again and again is the difficulty that camping or caravanning when disabled can pose.


    Whether you’re a wheelchair user, have other mobility issues, are visually impaired or otherwise have a health problem that impedes your daily life, ...

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  18. Caravan conkers? Ten ways to destroy a caravan

    juliol 11, 2012
    per | guides

    Caravans. Some people don’t like them. We think these people are a bit mad, but there’s no denying that caravan haters can sometimes be entertaining. And inventive. If you’ve ever lain awake at night and wondered just how best to destroy a caravan, or how to give your metallic friend ...

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  19. Proper British - baked beans and mad museums

    juliol 9, 2012
    per | guides

    The Secret Bunker I can't quite remember how I found it when browsing online (yes yes, that old chestnut), but I recently came across something so joyous that it almost moved me to tears.


    There is a baked bean museum in Britain. Run by a gentleman called Captain Beany (his official, changed-by-deed-poll name), ...

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  20. Beat the rain - ten top things to do this July

    juliol 6, 2012
    per | guides

    Jousting. You know you want to. We might not get the weather for it, but we’re going to carry on regardless with our plans for summer, simply because we might cry otherwise. And luckily there’s no shortage of things to do, on every day and in every way all over the country. If you’re looking for ...

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  21. Get sorted - your top festival tips this summer

    juliol 5, 2012
    per | guides




    Get it right at this summer's festivals
    Getting lost, getting stuck in the mud, getting soaked, your phone dying, not being able to find your tent at 4 am…ah, the festival experience. If you’re planning to go to a festival this summer, bypass any disasters by following our top festival tips:




    Get your bearings

    : Yes, it’s ...

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  22. Schwing! Tee off with golfing and camping

    juliol 4, 2012
    per | guides




    Time to go in
    Ah, golf. The sport of Sundays. I have to fess up here that my own personal experience of hitting a white ball some distance is when I miscue at pool after a few shandies, but with a dad, brother and nephew all into golf I know a bit more about ...

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  23. Fire it up - sites with campfires allowed

    juliol 2, 2012
    per | guides

    We asked…and you answered. ‘What should we write about next?’ we pondered on our Facebook page , and ‘Sites with campfires allowed’ came top. (Well, along with best truly budget sites – here you go .) Assuming that the rain holds off for an hour or two this summer, here ...

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