Picnics and barbecues

Picnics in the nation's forests

There are many fantastic spots in our forests for a delicious cold picnic with family and friends, whether you choose a handy picnic bench or spread out a rug at a favourite view point.

Barbecues at Forestry England forests

Barbecues are a serious fire risk and disposable barbecues are not allowed anywhere. This is to help prevent forest fires and help everyone use fewer single-use items as part of their forest visit.

Transportable (re-usable) barbecues are only acceptable as part of a stay with one of our onsite accommodation partners, for example on a campsite.

Permanent, fixed barbecues are available to hire at several forests. Please check the map below to see what's on offer.

Essential information

  • Please tidy up after yourself and take all litter away with you.
  • Disposable barbecues are not allowed in any Forestry England forests.