What’s the Difference Between Regular Charcoal and Lumpwood Charcoal?

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

We've always loved the outdoors.

Our passion comes from our love of nature and our beautiful surroundings in West Sussex, so it's also a delight being able to supply people such as yourselves with high quality, longer-burning firewood. We've wanted to produce our own charcoal for a while now, a better-than-traditional-version, and after all, it is the season, so we’re excited to have added 3kg bags of lumpwood charcoal to our online shop.

But because there's a lot more to charcoal than most people know, we wanted to shed some light on how it's produced and why exactly we're making our own....


Charcoal makes for the ideal BBQ fuel - it has no odour, doesn’t smoke and burns longer. There’s nothing quite like cooking outside on a barbecue in the warmer months - and we’ve all been cooped up for so long that this summer it feels extra special!

If you have a chiminea or fire pit, you can also use charcoal in that - either in combination with firewood or alone.


Not all charcoal is created equally - lumpwood charcoal is a higher quality version. Lumpwood refers to the process of ensuring the wood is burned low and slow, with very little oxygen to create charcoal that is essentially a lump of carbon.