5th August 2016
A wildfire, caused by a campfire, resulted in a beautiful 250-year old granny Caledonian pine tree to burn down on Rothiemurchus Estate. If the estate ranger services hadn’t responded so quickly it could have had devastating consequences. CNPA urge everyone to enjoy the Cairngorms National Park this summer, but to do so with great care, asking everyone to ensure they ‘tread lightly’ in this special place.
Pete Crane, Head of Visitor Services said: “The message is quite simple really – never light a fire during long dry spells of weather or in woodland or on peaty soil. We want people to enjoy the Cairngorms National Park and have a great holiday but not at the expense of our wildlife and the important habitats that support them.”
Other things that people are asked to consider concerning fires are:
For more information on enjoying the Cairngorms National Park responsibly please go to: http://cairngorms.co.uk/park-authority/advice-guidelines/outdoor-access-advice/