This area contains three relatively small woods set high on the Mendip Hills.
They are predominantly coniferous, dating from the post war years and they form 'islands' in what is an open, exposed landscape.
East Harptree has a short surfaced trail leading to the Smitham Chimney and also has fine views nearby of the Chew Valley. Stockhill is a popular spot for walkers and has its own circular easy access path. A third wood, Rowberrow, is leased by the Commission and is a conifer woodland set on a hillside.
What do other visitors say?
Beautiful forest however according to the ranger here you are not allowed fires on one of the coldest days of the year (28 December 2014).
Forestry Commission Response
Fires are not permitted in the woods at any time of the year. Any fire residue such as burning embers or hot ash is a hazard to other users such as young children.