BBQs and fires can be as devastating to wildlife and habitats.

Naked flames and hot ashes can gain momentum and become out of control fires very quickly (no matter how controlled you may consider them to be) especially in wooded areas. They can cause devastating damage to the landscape, habitat and wildlife in the Forest as well as endangering people and property.

This is why members of the public and visitors are not allowed to start fires or have barbeques (including instant single-use BBQs) on our sites.

Every fire has the potential to get out of hand and harm the trees and wildflower glades in the Forest, in areas that we’re working so hard to create for our communities.

All incidents of unauthorised fires on our property will be reported to the Police.