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The call of the wild: Environment Minister champions weekend walking trips in our National Parks

DEFRA minister

Published on Friday 29 April 2016 in Things to do news

Environment Minister Rory Stewart is urging all would-be walkers and have-a-go-hikers to visit their nearest National Park or public woodland this Bank Holiday weekend as he visited the New Forest.

Art competition open for entries

andrea hook

Published on Wednesday 4 May 2016 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.

New Forest’s forgotten archaeology preserved

Lidar heritage mapping

Published on Thursday 28 April 2016 in Fascinating history news

A cutting-edge project in the New Forest is succeeding in its quest to record and protect thousands of archaeological sites for the future.

Forest photographers can snap up prizes

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Published on Tuesday 26 April 2016 in Art and photography news

The New Forest Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns today, giving people the chance to win great prizes for their springtime photos.

New Zealand soldier’s diary offers glimpse of wartime New Forest

WWI

Published on Tuesday 26 April 2016 in Fascinating history news

Newly uncovered photos and a diary of an injured New Zealand soldier are giving a personal insight into the role of the New Forest in World War I.

Environmental scheme makes New Forest fit for the future

HLS AGM

Published on Tuesday 19 April 2016 in Caring for news

A multi-million pound scheme is continuing to benefit the New Forest.

See the National Park from a different view at the first New Forest Arts Festival

Be inspired at the New Forest Arts Festival

Published on Tuesday 12 April 2016 in Art and photography news

Artists from across the New Forest are gearing up for the first New Forest Arts Festival – and you’re invited!

Experts explore making the most of the ‘Natural Health Service’ in the New Forest

health

Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016 in Living in news

Public Health England’s national Director of Health and Wellbeing joined health and sport professionals to see the New Forest National Park’s innovative schemes to improve our health and wellbeing.

New ‘buddy’ scheme to preserve New Forest’s traditional way of life

Mentor Scheme commoning

Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016 in Learning about news

Efforts to ensure traditional New Forest knowledge, skills and practices survive will receive a boost thanks to a new mentoring scheme.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Wellow

Wild daffodil

Published on Thursday 31 March 2016 in Planning policy news

Wellow Parish Council has applied to Test Valley Borough Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ covering the whole of the Parish of Wellow.

New Forest Awards launched to celebrate rural success

Autumn

Published on Thursday 31 March 2016 in Living in news

The hunt is on to find the best rural businesses and environmental initiatives in the New Forest.

New members for New Forest National Park Authority

Spring

Published on Wednesday 30 March 2016 in About us news

The New Forest National Park Authority is welcoming two new members.

‘Extinct’ Pine Martens discovered in the New Forest

Pine Marten

Published on Wednesday 30 March 2016 in Learning about news

Wildlife enthusiasts undertaking mammal surveys in the New Forest National Park have captured remarkable footage of Pine Martens.

Tame your wild side when out and about in the New Forest

'Tame Your Wild Side'

Published on Tuesday 29 March 2016 in Visiting news

Visitors and residents of the New Forest are being encouraged to show consideration to everyone enjoying the National Park, through a new light-hearted film.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest

wild play

Published on Thursday 24 March 2016 in What's on news

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

New plan for National Parks gives every schoolchild a chance to visit

national parks plan

Published on Wednesday 23 March 2016 in Visiting news

Every schoolchild in England will have the chance to visit our inspiring National Parks at each stage of their education under plans announced today by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss.

New Forest birds of prey nest watch celebrates 10 years

goshawk

Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016 in What's on news

Visitors have had the privilege of watching the intimate lives of some of the New Forest’s most impressive birdlife over the last 10 years thanks to high tech video technology.

Birds and a brew!

ground nesting birds

Published on Monday 14 March 2016 in Help care for the Forest news

With the start of the ground nesting bird season, New Forest National Park Authority and Hampshire County Council Rangers will be hosting coffee mornings with a twist this spring.

Half a canoe, a rubber duck, and a shopping basket

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Published on Wednesday 9 March 2016 in Caring for news

Hundreds of volunteers took part in litter picks across the New Forest at the weekend (4-6 March) as part of the Clean for The Queen event.

Furzley the squirrel champions car-free travel

Furzley launch

Published on Monday 7 March 2016 in Learning about news

A new children’s book and online game that promote the benefits of sustainable travel have been launched in the New Forest.

New Forest Centre Wins National Hidden Gem Visitor Award

New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Published on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in Visiting news

The New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, has been awarded a top quality experience accolade by VisitEngland.

Clean for The Queen events this weekend

Leave nothing but footprints

Published on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in Caring for news

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part in litter picks across the New Forest this weekend as the Clean for The Queen weekend gets underway.

Gardeners can join fight against invasive plant

hls

Published on Tuesday 1 March 2016 in Habitats & wildlife news

New Forest organisations are appealing to gardeners to help combat an invasive non-native plant which is harming local wetlands.

Dog walkers' views wanted

Dog walker on marshland

Published on Tuesday 23 February 2016 in Caring for news

People who walk dogs on the Solent coast are being asked to share their likes and dislikes about dog walking in a new online survey.

Nearly 10,000 caught speeding in bid to stop New Forest animal deaths

animal accidents

Published on Wednesday 3 February 2016 in Caring for news

Nearly 10,000 motorists were caught speeding in the New Forest when a police safety camera van was used in a bid to stop animals being killed on the roads.

Record crowds for New Forest Volunteer Fair

volunteer fair 2016

Published on Wednesday 3 February 2016 in Volunteer news

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair enjoyed its most successful year ever as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

Revealing the vital role of the New Forest in the First World War

Lyndhurst camp c 1914

Published on Tuesday 2 February 2016 in Fascinating history news

Fascinating stories about the role the New Forest played in the First World War are revealed in a new exhibition opening this weekend.

Free admission to New Forest Centre museum

New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Published on Friday 29 January 2016 in Things to do news

Local residents and visitors to the New Forest will be able to learn about the area’s rich history free of charge thanks to a move by the New Forest Centre to end admission charges to its museum.

Hundreds expected at New Forest Volunteer Fair

pondhead

Published on Wednesday 27 January 2016 in Things to do news

The New Forest’s one-stop-shop for volunteering opportunities is expected to attract hundreds of people this weekend.

Digital archaeology weekend is runaway success

digi arc

Published on Thursday 21 January 2016 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s first Digi Arc weekend proved hugely popular, with hundreds of children and their families joining experts for a weekend of gaming and archaeology.

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