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Pack up, get out, have fun with your summer BBQ

Barbecue enthusiasts will already know that cooking outdoors can be a fun, healthy and rewarding experience. This summer Cinders Barbecues encourages as many people as possible across the UK to pop on the apron, grab the tongs and fire up the barbecue to create a fabulous time with family and friends. But remember, an outdoor grilling experience needn’t just be restricted to the confines of our own back garden...

Here we have some exciting and more unusual ideas about how you can slap on the factor 50 and get out and about with your barbecue over the next few months:

On your bike

Pack up your portable BBQ, burgers and buns in your rucksack and work up a healthy appetite by pedalling on your local bike trails. Park up and eat on the grassy areas next to the trail or by bridges, or streams. Much better for you than driving around in a car to find a suitable space and you’re sure to find some exciting, more out-of-the way locations this way. Just remember to leave no trace, and take any rubbish or debris home with you!

A swimmingly good time

Why not try eating out on the barbie and try a spot of wild swimming too. Port Meadow in Oxford offers a wide open space for day and night outdoor eating and aquatic enjoyment. Port Meadow is a large meadow of open common land beside the River Thames. Popular with families and young people, William Turner was inspired to paint his early landscapes here.

Loch no further

Loch Lomond measures 23 miles long and four miles wide and is scattered with picturesque islands, tree-lined beaches and steep mountains. Here nature comes together to cast magnificent views every way you look. Picnic tables are conveniently located across the park with public barbecue facilities readily available.

If music is the food of love…

Why not take your barbecue along to a summer festival. Heading off to Leeds to see the Foo Fighters or Post Malone (yes we are down with the kids at Cinders!) in August, why not take your own permitted disposable barbecue or cooking stove to help cook up a storm? There will be plenty of exciting food on offer from vendors but, if you’re looking for something a little different and on a budget, why not get out the grill?

Have a great time grilling, and Tweet or Facebook us with your new summer barbecue spots. But while out and about here are some top tips for your pleasure and safety:

  • Make sure in advance that there are no restrictions where you intend to cook
  • Take care in the hot dry part of the year that you don’t cause fires
  • Don’t leave the barbecue unattended
  • Keep a close eye on children
  • If using a disposable barbecue, let it cool down before removing
  • Take all litter home and leave the area as you found it

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