chapter  7
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Picnicking

Having completed the preliminary requirements on arrival, visitors are ready to enjoy themselves. While they are free to hike, fish, sail or whatever, many people will wish to have something to eat. This usually means a picnic of some sort, perhaps with a fire or stove to boil water for coffee or tea, cook freshly caught fish or grills some steak. As well as providing a location in which to eat, with an attractive view and a convenient table and/or fireplace, the picnic spot has to fulfil some territorial requirements. The layout of a site with picnic tables, fireplaces and benches should reflect this, giving the widest possible choice and making best use of the ground. The number of picnic places required will depend on the amount of parking to be provided and the way in which the site serves the main functions for the area.