If you’re a fan of al fresco sex, then love-making in the forest may be at the top of your fantasy list.
Unfortunately couples living near Darwen in Lancashire have one less place to go to fulfil this particular desire.
Councillors have cut down 6,000 trees across a 12-hectare site on the outskirts of the town following complaints that people were having sex among them.
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, the felling was initially ordered after a health and safety survey found the trees were at risk of falling down.
But the decision was helped along by claims that the area was a popular ‘dogging’ hotspot.
Sergeant Mark Wilson from the neighbourhood police team said: "It’s an ongoing problem and very worrying for members of the public."
He also said officers will be paying close attention to the area now that the trees have been cut back, so al fresco sex fans in Lancashire will no doubt be on the lookout for an alternative destination.