Campfires allowed at our campsites

One of the most frequently asked questions from campers is “do you allow campfires”? The answer is a resounding – yes! We don’t just allow campfires, we encourage them. Campsites with campfires are becoming more common as campers are keen to experience the wilder side of camping.

At Pegs and Pitches we have allowed campfires since we started as Eco Camp UK back in 2011. At both of our off-grid woodland sites, each pitch has its own campfire pit. If you choose a bell tent at either Wild Boar Wood or Beech Estate Woodland campsite we even include a bag of firewood to help you get your campfire started. If you choose to pitch your own tent (only available at Beech Estate Woodland Campsite) or run out of firewood during your stay, our on-site wardens can sell you a bag of logs. We do ask campers not to collect firewood from around the campsite as we leave it to decompose and replenish the forest floor.

We think one the best things about camping is sitting around the open fire, relaxing with friends and family and enjoying a cuppa or toasting a marshmallow. It’s just not camping if you don’t return home smelling of woodsmoke.

Some of the best camping food is cooked on a campfire. Some of my favourites are:

  • Jacket potatoes cooked in foil placed directly in the side of the campfire;
  • Try onions in foil as above;
  • Corn on the cob – in foil, but even better if still in it’s sheath and placed on a grill;
  • Spatchcock chicken cooked on the grill;
  • Steak – but get your coals nice and hot and limit the flame;
  • Eggs and bacon in the morning.

    More campfire recipes here

Our campsites with campfires are open between April and October. Check the booking pages for Wild Boar Wood and Beech Estate Woodland Campsite for availability on your selected dates. When you book you will be given the option to buy extra bags of logs in advance or to pre-book a Dutch oven, a cast iron cooking pot for cooking on the fire.

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