Pitchup.com has a site for everyone, whatever their hobby
Feb. 17 2014 Publicat per Samantha Marsh
Whether it’s bird watching, stargazing, or adventure sports, more people than ever before are combining a holiday with their hobby.
Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com has an extensive range of over 5,000 holiday parks and campsites, many of which are ideally suited for people who want to spend time doing their favourite pursuit.
Loch Tay Highland Lodges,
Fishing enthusiasts can hire a boat on Loch Tay to catch trout or salmon to cook at camp later. The site can arrange fishing permits and accommodation is in a choice of cabins, wigwams and yurts. There’s a friendly sitting room where guests can compare fishy tales and the on-site Boathouse restaurant, which is recommended regardless of how successful the day’s fishing has been.
Price: From £40 per night per person in a pod.
West Stow Pods, Bury St Edmunds,
West Stow Pods are ideally situated for scenic cycle paths: long-distance bike routes around King’s Forest or
Price: From £65 per night for people in a mega family pod.
Higher Moor Farm Campsite,
Higher Moor Farm Campsite is five minutes away from the RSPB reserve
Price: From £249 for four nights, for four people, in a luxury five-metre bell tent. Grass pitches are also available, from £11 per night.
PoSHHuts, Hexham, Northumberland
Price: From £100 per night for two people.
Moorlands Caravan Park, Oldham,
Fans of TV’s Most Haunted will recall presenter Yvette Fielding deemed the episode filmed at Pendle Hill the scariest she ever made. Visitors to the region may get a chill down their spine delving into witchcraft, mysterious deaths and hangings. They’ll soon warm up in the heated pods at
Price: From £30 per night in a pod for up to four.
The Quiet Site,
The Quiet Site has pods and pitches with magnificent views of Ullswater, which is popular among hikers and walkers. The site is within easy reach of some of the Lake District’s most famous fells including Skiddaw, Helvelyn and
Price: Pods from £35 per night for up to four people; grass and hardstanding pitches from £16 per night for two people; bell tents from £40 per night for up to four people.
North Lodge, Pembrokeshire
The 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has plenty to tempt adrenaline junkies, including walking and hiking, clifftop expeditions, golfing, sailing, windsurfing, coasteering, sea kayaking, sea fishing and horse riding. North Lodge is a spacious site which limits numbers to prevent overcrowding. Pitches are laid out across 4.5 acres of grassland, just 10 minutes from the beaches and coastline. An insulated log cabin provides year round accommodation and comes fully equipped with furniture and fittings. Guests just need to bring sleeping bags and towels. The cabin can sleep up to five people.
Price: Cabin costs from £40 per night or for true campers there is also the option of tent and touring pitches from just £15 per night.
Many searches on the Pitchup.com website are for motorcycle-friendly sites, and Lee Wick Cottages and Camping is one that fits the bill. It’s a farm and stables with holiday cottages, camping and glamping options, as well as a fishing reservoir.
The mega pods are amongst the most popular choices of accommodation and feature a double bed, toilet, iPod dock, barbecue and kitchen.
Price: Pods cost from £50 per night for up to four people.
Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com said: “Brits love their hobbies and many people combine going on holiday with their favourite pastime. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 holiday parks and campsites, many of which are an ideal base for people to partake in their favourite hobby.
“The Pitchup.com search facility makes it easy to find a suitable place to stay, because it allows searches along criteria such as ‘horse riding’, ‘fishing’ or ‘cycle routes’. And, if anyone is looking for inspiration, our regular blog has plenty of suggestions of the best places to stay for people with particular hobbies, such as spooky places for ghost hunters or quiet hideouts for nature lovers.”
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Notes to editors
Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of outdoor accommodation in the UK, Ireland and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book an outdoor holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for accommodation based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites and unique outdoor accommodation options, which may not have previously had a web presence.