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Pitchup.com announces record New Year trading figures

Jan 8 2016 Posted by Jardine Howlett

Outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com reports record growth in the first seven days of New Year trading, with overall bookings up 78% year-on-year.


The website, which features over 1,605 bookable camping, caravanning and glamping sites in the UK, Europe and USA, has seen huge demand for static caravans with ...

Star Wars-inspired getaways from Pitchup.com

Dec 15 2015 Posted by Jardine Howlett

With the new Star Wars movie, ‘The Force Awakens’, premiering in the UK on the 15 December, the experts at outdoor accommodation specialist, Pitchup.com, have put together their top five affordable Stars Wars-inspired breaks in the UK and Europe.


From Tatooine and Endor to Hoth and Kashyyyk, these breaks ...

King’s Lynn Caravan & Camping Park named top-selling site in East Anglia by Pitchup.com

Dec 3 2015 Posted by Jardine Howlett

King’s Lynn Caravan & Camping Park in Norfolk has been named by Pitchup.com as its top-selling site for East Anglia for 2015.


The figures, compiled from Pitchup.com’s bookings for 1,605 camping and caravan sites throughout Europe, show King’s Lynn Caravan & Camping Park led the way for ...

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General news

Go Scottish – and Welsh – on 25 January

Jan 25 2013 Posted by Laura Canning

Happy Burns Night – and St Dwynwen's Day!


Canny celebrators will know this is the eve of Burns Night and Burns Supper, the Scotland-wide celebrations of the birthday of national poet Robert Burns. But it’s also St Dwynwen's Day, the Welsh version of Valentine’s Day, which we know ...

New gallery opens in Hastings – in a three-man tent

Jan 9 2013 Posted by Laura Canning

We think this will be the smallest photo gallery in Britain – and the only one set up in a traditional tent.


The Tent Gallery, set up by Hastings artists and camping fans Martin Symons and David Fowler, is a nine square foot display area which will host a number ...

New budget flights to Cornwall from Southend and Liverpool

Dec 18 2012 Posted by Laura Canning

Cornwall fans will find it easier to get to the county from next summer, with easyJet announcing a new route to Newquay from both Southend and Liverpool.


It will be the first time in its history the budget airline has flown to Newquay.


easyJet estimates an extra 20,000 passengers ...

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Camping and caravanning news

Caravan industry worth £6billion a year to UK economy

Jan 15 2013 Posted by Laura Canning

Even with concerns that the UK economy is heading for a triple-dip recession, things are still going strong for the caravan industry.


Recent figures by the National Caravan Council (NCC) show that not only is the industry proving resilient to financially difficult times, but that it’s making a major contribution ...

Grandfather camps out for five days to get Dorset beach hut

Jan 8 2013 Posted by Laura Canning

He’s done it…after a five-day campout, 68 year old Keith Duell has rented the only hut on a Dorset beach available for more than six weeks.


Keith started the campout on 2 January to secure the only long-term hut on Mudeford’s windswept Avon Beach, which became available yesterday (7 January ...

Police appeal after caravan stolen from Leicester home

Jan 3 2013 Posted by Laura Canning

Police in Leicester have appealed for information after a touring caravan was stolen near Oakham.


The white Swift Rapide was taken between 13 and 14 December from Casterton Lane in Pickworth, with local police asking for anyone who saw the caravan being removed from the property or who saw the ...

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