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  1. June and Mike

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    :Smile:hi, does anyone know of any sites that allow open campfires?
     
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    not very many, if any, i would say.

    health and safety rules and insurance clauses will have put paid to that idea on official campsites.

    maybe some beachside wildcamping spots on the beach but i wouldnt hold out much hope.
     
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    Hi
    Saw on another Forum on their meet recently at Hay on Wye at the Hollybush Inn, that they had a lovely camp fire which looked safe

    Also the site has tipis which have chimineras so suppose they would not be against others lighting up ...safely
     
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    We go to one every July where about 10 of our vans all form a circle like the cowboy days and have a huge fire in the middle. We have sing songs, people bring their instruments along etc. It really is good fun. In the day-time we play organised crazy games and the kids are included. Alongside runs a small river and some people bring their canoes. It is really a no holds barred site with some weird tents and teepees, as well as lots of caravans and motorhomes. It's a private campsite and I'm not sure if I should give it's location on here for fear of 'Elf & safety' involvement.

    ken
     
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    the one I am does :)
    where are you?

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    We were at a camp a few weeks ago where you could even set fire to the kids:

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    i like mine a little on the charred side but not too big.......they get tougher as they get bigger.....:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    if your watching your weight dont have a fat one. too many calories
     
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    sounds perfect:thumb: pm me if you like xjx
     
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    And we've been to a campsite where fires are positively encouraged. It is in France, though:

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    hi john, im from peterborough, which site are you on?
     
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    A lovely farm site, about 2 hours south of you, pm me for more..

    there are some annoying magpies here though :(
     
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    The Orchard at Wickham Market in Suffolk allow open fires, they'll even sell you the wood for it. :Laughing:

    Many sites won't allow an open fire but will allow a fire in a proper fire bowl providing it is kept off the ground and doesn't mark the grass.
     
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    ye one between fairbourne and tywyn think it cy ddu right on the cost and the farmer will sell you wood too as well as home made lamb burgers :thumb:
     
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    open fires

    Theres a site at "Brandy Wharf" Lincolnshire that hire you a huge brazier for £3.00 + wood at £3.00 per bag so bring your own wood + just buy 1 bag. I was there 2 weeks ago + the site was lit up with them all, we a group of 2 m/h's + 2 tuggers formed a square, awnings up, brazier flaming away, food cooking, music playing (all music off at 01.00 am) + beer flowing. Was £14.00 per night 2 adults with h/up. Had a great time.

    PS, 5 mins walk is the famous "Brandy Wharf Cider Pub" with alcohol strength as high as 7.2% maybe higher but that was the strongest i saw.

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    Fisherground in Eskdale have fire pits next to every pitch, old wheel rims, good for cooking on.
    Lanes to Eskdale are narrow but we managed ok with our 24ft motorhome.

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