Wotton Farm Shop is pleased to be stocking Cotswold Charcoal which is locally produced at Westonbirt Arboretum as part of the extensive coppice restoration programme there.
The kiln is stacked with wood, usually oak branchwood, ans set alight. When the fire is drawing well, the lid and chimneys are put in place and the charring process commences. 24 hours or so later, the kiln is sealed and left to cool. It can then be emptied , the charcoal bagged up and delivered to us.
The charcoal produced is superior in quality to imported briquettes and lumpwood, lighting more easily and burning hotter. Its manufacture supports the sustainable management of local woodlands and reduces the amount of transport involved in its distribution. also unlike gas it is carbon neutral.
Cotswold Charcoal is available in two sizes from Wotton Farm Shop.