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Picnics & BBQ
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Picnic & BBQBirches Valley is the perfect place for a sizzling BBQ or summer picnic 

Pingle Slade, known as our concert site, is a large open area within the Pine Forest perfect for picnics, BBQ’s and balls games only a short walk from the Birches Valley Car Park.

The forest is a beautiful place so we ask that visitors take away all rubbish or use bins provide at the Cafe. BBQ's must be raised off the ground and make sure you have ample water to extinguish your BBQ after cooking your food. Take away all embers as in dry conditions these can cause Forest fires.   

Please note we do not allow disposable BBQs.

What do other visitors say?

Hi

Is Birches Valley the only place in Cannock Chase where you can have BBQ? I know my boys have had BBQ with Scouts at Marquise Drive? I was thinking of having a family BBQ at the Chase.

Caroline, 11/Jun/2018

Marquis Drive also allow BBQs but as we are in high fire risk please check before you bring your BBQ with you. Marquis Drive is Staffordshire County Council so if you were planning on visiting there you will need to get in touch with them.

Forestry Commission Response

Are you still allowing bbq ?

Jem, 15/May/2018

Birches Valley is the perfect play for a sizzling BBQ or summer picnic Pingle Slade, known as our concert site, is a large open area within the Pine Forest, prefect for picnics; BBQ’s and balls games, only a short walk from the Birches Valley. The forest is a beautiful place, so we ask that visitors take away all rubbish or use bins provide at the Cafe. BBQ's must be raised of the ground, have water to extinguish it and take away all embers. During Extreme dry weather and high fire risk times, we may temporary stop BBQs but we would make sure this is communicated on our website and on site.

Forestry Commission Response

Is there a certain time to which my BBQ has to be extinguished?

Luke, 19/Jul/2017

There is no specific time you need to extinguish your BBQ by, just our car park opening times and following the guidelines above.

Forestry Commission Response
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Last updated: 23rd July 2018

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OS Grid ref: SK 018171
Postcode: WS15 2UQ

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Cannock Chase

0300 067 4340
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