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New awards scheme celebrates New Forest architecture

building design awards

Published on Wednesday 1 July 2015 in Planning news

From traditional thatched cottages to historic houses and more contemporary designs, the New Forest is renowned for the character of its buildings.

Teachers inspired by New Forest education conference

Teachers learning about wild play at the new forest national park education conference cropped

Published on Tuesday 30 June 2015 in Schools & groups news

A conference for teachers on the importance of outdoor learning and ‘wild play’ has been held in the New Forest National Park.

Nominations open for 2015 National Parks Volunteer Awards

Volunteer fair

Published on Monday 29 June 2015 in Volunteer news

The UK's National Parks are now accepting nominations for the annual National Parks Volunteer Awards.

New Forest hands-on history weekend for all ages


Published on Monday 29 June 2015 in Visiting news

Pilot an underwater vehicle, handle historical artefacts and discover high-tech archaeological gadgets at a free family history event this summer.

New Forest Tour returns for the summer

The New Forest Tour bus

Published on Thursday 25 June 2015 in Visiting news

The New Forest Tour returns this weekend (27 June) – aiming to beat last year’s record passenger numbers.

Crowdsourcing project translates German prisoner of war newspapers in the New Forest

German prisoner of war newspaper picture credit mueller family

Published on Wednesday 24 June 2015 in History & culture news

Newspapers written at a German prisoner of war camp in the New Forest are being translated for the first time thanks to a new crowdsourcing website.

National Parks England - so much more than the view

Ashurst Woods

Published on Wednesday 17 June 2015 in Learning about news

England’s most iconic landscapes – a hidden economic powerhouse. ‘So much more than the view…’

Ice cream parlour gives tourists the inside scoop

local information point

Published on Monday 15 June 2015 in Visiting news

Visitors to Brockenhurst can now get tourist information while enjoying a delicious ice cream at Melt ice cream parlour.

Newts return to restored New Forest pond


Published on Thursday 21 May 2015 in Caring for news

A pond restoration project aiming to benefit wildlife has achieved instant success, with a family of newts returning to the site.

Viewers have front row seats as goshawk chicks hatch

date with nature 2015

Published on Wednesday 20 May 2015 in Visiting news

The births of three goshawk chicks in the New Forest have been watched live online by bird lovers.

Animal accidents map shows worst New Forest roads

New forest animal accidents map 2014 cropped

Published on Friday 15 May 2015 in Commoning news

New Forest organisations are appealing for motorists to take more care as a new map is published to highlight the worst roads for animal accidents.

New Forest youngsters learn about the dangers of litter

maureen holding

Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in Caring for news

Fawley infants learnt about the dangers of litter to wildlife and animals during a special assembly and classroom sessions organised by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Three new bus services for the New Forest

Forest Bus Baby

Published on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in Visiting news

Three new bus services will start in the New Forest later this month thanks to support from the New Forest National Park Authority.

Have your say on the National Park Management Plan update

Pony grazing on heathland

Published on Monday 11 May 2015 in About us news

New Forest residents and organisations are asked to send their views on the latest revisions to the National Park Management Plan update.

New Forest and health organisations discuss how nature could help local people

Health and wellbeing workshop delegates cropped

Published on Friday 8 May 2015 in Living in news

New Forest and local health organisations working within the inspiring landscapes of the National Park are looking at how closer collaboration could help improve people’s health and wellbeing.

Voting results announced in the New Forest

Seasonal Snaps

Published on Thursday 7 May 2015 in Art and photography news

The votes have been cast and the winners chosen in a competition to find the best spring photo of the New Forest.

Art competition open for entries

michael parker

Published on Friday 1 May 2015 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s famous scenery, wildlife and traditions will be celebrated this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competition.

Sweet taste of success for New Forest chocolatier

New Forest Marque

Published on Thursday 30 April 2015 in Visiting news

A chocolate maker in the New Forest has scooped a prestigious national award for producing treats of the highest quality.

Submit spring snaps of the Forest

seasonal snaps

Published on Wednesday 22 April 2015 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back, giving people the chance to win great prizes for entering their springtime photos online.

Community grants available to promote car-free travel

Friends of sway station lstf grants news article

Published on Monday 20 April 2015 in Grants news

New grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects that promote car-free travel in the New Forest National Park.

Wild Play Day inspires hundreds of families to get outside and enjoy nature

Wild play day beach news article

Published on Monday 13 April 2015 in Things to do news

Hundreds of families enjoyed a free day of ‘wild play’ in the New Forest, as part of a drive to encourage children to play outdoors.

Shipwright School ready to welcome students

mary montagu

Published on Thursday 9 April 2015 in Learning about news

A new replica timber frame 18th century shipwrights’ workshop at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, has been handed over to the IBTC.

New Forest walks with a difference


Published on Tuesday 7 April 2015 in Visiting news

Witchcraft, hill forts and the mysterious death of an English king are just some of the fascinating topics covered in a new set of New Forest walking routes.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest this Easter

Hampshire and isle of wight wildlife trust s wild beach club cropped

Published on Wednesday 1 April 2015 in Things to do news

Families can enjoy crabbing and seashore scavenging at a free day of activities in the New Forest this Easter.

The secret lives of New Forest birds of prey


Published on Monday 30 March 2015 in Visiting news

For the next five months, visitors will get a privileged peek into the lives of some of the New Forest’s most impressive birdlife, thanks to high tech video technology.

Make a difference to countryside access in the New Forest

walking festival 2014

Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015 in Living in news

Members are being sought for the New Forest Access Forum, which gives advice on improving access for walking, horse riding, cycling and other outside recreation in and around the New Forest.

New Forest stargazers overcome ‘night blight’ to flourish


Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015 in Learning about news

Astronomers across the New Forest are heralding the area as an excellent location for stargazing, while raising awareness of the impact of light pollution on dark night skies.

Rural advice service on a high after five years


Published on Monday 16 March 2015 in Commoning news

The New Forest’s commoners, landowners and farmers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of a service that helps them and wildlife thrive in the National Park.

Could your Brockenhurst business become a Local Information Point?

Sway deli and coffee shop local information point

Published on Friday 13 March 2015 in Visitor information news

Businesses in Brockenhurst are being invited to become a focal point of information for visitors and local people.

World War I flying ace commemorated

fawley church

Published on Wednesday 4 March 2015 in Rich cultural heritage news

On 12 March 1928, World War I flying ace Flight Lieutenant Samuel ‘Kink’ Kinkead took off in a seaplane from RAF Calshot in the New Forest.

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