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Campfire Guide

Created on Friday, 24 July 2009 14:08

CAMPFIRES

 

Here at Wowo we are all about campfires. We think that camping without a campfire is totally crazy and that is why we encourage a safe fire in the evenings.  Not only do campfires provide warmth and a focal point for any group or family, but loads of food can be cooked over or in them.

Trivet at Wowo campfire2

 

We provide every fire pit (every group) with a metal trivet (photo above) to cook on top of your campfire. We also provide benches around the fire so in the evenings you can sit comfortably and enjoy the warmth. You can use the trivet to put your own pots on, or tin foil, or any other creative cooking you can think of.

This is why we encourage you to have fires, however it means that you have to respect the dangers associated with having them.

Here is a quick guide:

1. Only use the fire pits provided

2. At least 2 meters from any tent

3.  Do not collect any wood yourselves!

4. Ashes and embers might still be hot in the morning

 


 

LOGS for camp fires available at £7 per crate

The easiest way to get them is to pre-book them online at point of booking. 

When you check in you will then be given a log token which you trade with the log man when he is on his round. 

Log Man's delivery times:

Friday & Saturday on weekend deliveries between 5 - 7pm

Summer hols Weekdays deliveries between 5 - 7pm

 

You can also pay for any extra wood you need in cash to the log man. 

 

If bringing your own wood it is crucial that there are no nails.
Campers feet do not go well with nails nor do car tyres. Also
no paint or varnish or any other chemicals that will pollute.


 

Wood Sources

 

The wood that we sell to you here at Wowo is sourced from a number of places, all of which are sustainable, eco friendly and good quality.
We support our local environment by buying wood from the council who actively clear out Silver Birch from our Commons to make way for heathland rejuvenation.   We also support local small business by buying in from very local wood suppliers.
 
Our own woods support their own eco system of wildlife which we need to protect.  This is why we ask you not to collect any wood from our woodland. Future plans include planting more woodland for coppicing for campfire supply.


 

What you can do - Cook Stuff!

 

We provide the trivet in the below picture for every firepit, so bring your own pots or tin foil and start cooking over the fire. Below are a few suggestions on what you can do. 

 

1. Wrap jacket potatoes in foil, put on edge of fire to cook.  Local butter is stocked in our reception shop (recycled foil too).

2. Check out our seasonal farm grown veg for other ideas to roast- try tasty courgettes; summer and winter squashes with delightful names patty pans, spaghetti squash, uchiki kuri, sweet dumpling to name a few.
3. Make a quick stir fry with our seasonal greens, toss in some delicious local halloumi stocked in reception shop.

4. Popcorn - Make a large bag out of tinfoil and place 50g of popping corn with oil inside. Seal bag leaving lots of space and place on embers. Once popping, turn and shake, then add butter and salt and pretend your at the movies.

5.The hardest recipe of all - Marshmallows - only for the most skilled of chef's.

 

 

Cooking Marshmallows at Wowo Cooking over fire

 

 


 

 We cannot accept responsibility for your possessions or any personal

injuries sustained while camping or using fires.


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