Pitchup.com news

Family camping with Pitchup.com

Mar 23 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh

--Get back to nature with an outdoor getaway--

--Stranraer, Preston, Shepton Mallet, Ashbourne, Andalucia--

With a number of school holidays coming up including Easter, May half term and even the big summer break, Pitchup.com has rounded up the best outdoor places for a family holiday.

Holidays at Sands of ...

Boom in community led campsites

Mar 19 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh

Increase in community sites which feed profits back into local facilities

Camping and caravanning is already the nation’s favourite type of UK accommodation according to statistics from VisitEngland.* However, holidaymakers can get even more of a feel-good factor from their break thanks to an increase in community campsites.

These ...

Pitchup.com founder says Budget is positive for the UK rural holiday accommodation sector

Mar 18 2015 Posted by Samantha Marsh

Dan Yates, founder of outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com, has praised the 2015 Budget as positive for the British rural accommodation sector.

Commenting on elements of the Budget Yates said: “We’re pleased that the Chancellor has put together a sensible budget that has listened to the concerns of our ...

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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 ...

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 of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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