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Plan to spruce up New Forest woodlands

land advice

Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015 in Habitats & wildlife news

Residents and wildlife in Milford on Sea are set to benefit from plans to improve wooded areas in the coastal village.

New Forest MPs back anti-litter campaign

Julian Lewis, Desmond Swayne, Alison Barnes, litter free forest and sea posters

Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

The New Forest’s two MPs have shown their support for an anti-litter campaign in the National Park.

Grants to support ancient New Forest tradition

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Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015 in Habitats & wildlife news

A new grants scheme has launched to provide commoners in the New Forest with much-needed funds to support their traditional way of life.

Deadline looms for nominations in Volunteer Awards

New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Published on Monday 24 August 2015 in Caring for news

Just a few weeks remain in which to nominate inspiring individuals, groups or projects for the 2015 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.

Defra director general visits New Forest National Park

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Published on Thursday 20 August 2015 in Our work news

A senior government official has visited the New Forest National Park to discover more about its crucial role in helping one of the country’s most treasured landscapes to thrive.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Hythe and Dibden

local photographer

Published on Wednesday 19 August 2015 in Planning policy news

Hythe and Dibden Parish Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a 'Neighbourhood Area' covering the parish of Hythe and Dibden.

Free family activities for Discover your National Park Day

New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Published on Tuesday 18 August 2015 in Things to do news

Families are being invited to discover the New Forest National Park with a host of free activities in Lyndhurst on Saturday.

New Forest Walking Festival returns with 80 guided walks

New forest walking festival family woodland newsroom

Published on Thursday 13 August 2015 in Things to do news

The New Forest Walking Festival will return this autumn with 80 guided wildlife walks, history hikes and wild play adventures.

Favourite photos of the Forest announced

seasonal snaps

Published on Wednesday 5 August 2015 in What's on news

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

Register for New Forest Arts Festival

The Observatory at Lymington

Published on Wednesday 5 August 2015 in Art and photography news

Get involved in the New Forest Arts Festival

On track for free Garmin cycling computers with New Forest bike hire

Garmin new forest cycle hire businesses

Published on Tuesday 4 August 2015 in Things to do news

People looking for the best cycle routes in the New Forest can now hire a bike with a free Garmin cycling computer to guide them.

Awards celebrate New Forest successes

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Published on Thursday 30 July 2015 in Beautiful landscapes news

The CLA and New Forest National Park Authority have announced the winners of their 2015 joint awards.

Five-figure funding boost for conservation group

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Published on Thursday 30 July 2015 in Rich cultural heritage news

Volunteers in the New Forest are celebrating receiving a £10,000 grant to help them discover and promote the natural heritage of their local river.

Leave nothing but footprints

Leave nothing but footprints

Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

We are reminding residents and visitors to the New Forest to enjoy the area and to take care not to harm it with litter.

History weekend attracts visitors of all ages

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Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015 in Visiting news

Hundreds of people headed to the coast last weekend to learn about the New Forest’s enthralling past at a hands-on history event.

Get snapping in the Forest this summer

JC Studios

Published on Monday 20 July 2015 in Visiting news

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

National Parks are England’s nature hotspots

Adders and flower reptile centre

Published on Monday 20 July 2015 in Learning about news

A new assessment by National Parks England has found that the New Forest and England's nine other National Parks are among the very best places in the country for wildlife.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Lymington and Pennington

Sun over bracken

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2015 in Planning policy news

Lymington and Pennington Town Council has applied to New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’.

New members for New Forest National Park Authority

Published on Wednesday 15 July 2015 in Our people news

New members will be welcomed to the New Forest National Park Authority at its AGM tomorrow (Thursday 16 July).

Record breaking entries for New Forest art competition

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Published on Tuesday 14 July 2015 in Visiting news

A painting of a well-known beauty spot has triumphed over a record number of entrants to win the New Forest Open Art competition.

Royal seal of approval for New Forest almshouses

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Published on Monday 13 July 2015 in Planning news

Work to transform historic almshouses in Emery Down near Lyndhurst has received a Royal seal of approval.

New Forest commoners receive expert support

land advice

Published on Thursday 9 July 2015 in Learning about news

Commoners in the New Forest will receive much-needed financial support to continue their ancient way of life thanks to help from local land advisers.

Information session on exploring the New Forest for people impacted by illness

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Published on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in Communities news

An information session to help people impacted by illness, bereavement and disabilities to enjoy the countryside will be held in the New Forest.

Help plant a woodland to celebrate a loved one

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Published on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in Beautiful landscapes news

Families are invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative this year with the planting of a community woodland in the New Forest.

Beach Bus 'Route 99' returns with free ice cream for passengers

Beach bus family lepe

Published on Tuesday 7 July 2015 in Travel news

The Beach Bus will return to the New Forest a week earlier this summer – renumbered ‘Route 99’ to highlight its free ice cream offer.

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

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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

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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.

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