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New Forest public bike system decision

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Published on Tuesday 19 August 2014 in Visiting news

New Forest National Park Authority members have voted not to proceed with a project to develop the UK’s first rural public bike system within the New Forest.

Unearth the secrets behind your treasures at finds day

finds day

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014 in Visiting news

A finds identification day in the New Forest is offering people the chance to have their historical objects analysed by local archaeologists.

Free family activities for Discover your National Park Day

National Park Day

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 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 (August 16).

Discover the secrets of the National Park at the New Forest Walking Festival

Walking festival 2014

Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Walking festival news

Walkers of all ages are invited to take a stroll at the New Forest Walking Festival this autumn to discover birds and beasts, unravel historical secrets and tantalise taste buds.

Thousands swap cars for buses as passenger numbers rise in the New Forest

Beach Bus Family at Lepe

Published on Monday 11 August 2014 in Travel news

Passenger numbers for New Forest buses are at an all-time high as visitors and residents swap their cars for green transport.

Winners announced for car-free activities prize draw at New Forest Show

New Forest Show stand 2014

Published on Friday 8 August 2014 in Visiting news

The winners of our New Forest Show prize draw have been revealed after hundreds people took part in our car-free activities.

New seasonal ranger to lead campsite activities in the New Forest

Seasonal ranger Chris Marshall family activities

Published on Tuesday 5 August 2014 in Things to do news

A new seasonal ranger will help campers have fun in the New Forest whilst helping them protect the National Park’s animals and landscapes.

Environment Minister celebrates National Parks Week in the New Forest

Lord de Mauley

Published on Monday 4 August 2014 in Learning about news

Environment Minister Lord de Mauley visited the New Forest during National Parks Week and saw a showcase of life in the National Park.

Winners of New Forest awards scheme announced

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Published on Friday 1 August 2014 in Caring for news

The victors have been announced in an awards scheme that recognises those who make an exceptional contribution to maintaining the unique landscape and way of life of the New Forest.

A day for play in the New Forest

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Published on Friday 1 August 2014 in Visiting news

Families can discover fun ways to explore and play in the New Forest, while learning about its special qualities, at a wild play day.

Artists rewarded in New Forest open art competition

michael parker

Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014 in Visiting news

Michael Parker’s painting ‘The Drift’ is the winner of this year’s Exxon Mobil at the Fawley Refinery Open Art competition.

New Forest National Park Authority welcomes Government’s fracking announcement

Douglas Fir at Rhinefield. Credit: Barry Whitcher

Published on Monday 28 July 2014 in Unspoilt landscape news

The New Forest National Park Authority welcomes the Government’s intention to safeguard protected landscapes against fracking.

Conferences top successful year for New Forest education team

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Published on Thursday 24 July 2014 in Visiting news

Teachers and pupils have taken part in two education conferences in the New Forest to cap another successful year for the New Forest National Park Authority’s education team.

Have your say on proposed New Forest bike hire system

family forest cycle

Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Travel news

National Park Authority members are discussing whether a public bike hire system would be right for the south east of the Forest and as part of the process are asking the public for their views.

Help shape the New Forest’s future

Forest scenes by Mark Heighes

Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Caring for news

The New Forest National Park Authority wants to find out your views about the New Forest to help develop a landmark scheme to ensure the National Park is fit to face future challenges.

Celebrate the Forest with your summer snaps

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Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Visiting news

Our Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back for its summer outing, inviting people to submit their seasonal photos of the Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

World's first creche for technology and car keys to get families connecting

Tech creche family

Published on Tuesday 22 July 2014 in Travel news

The world’s first Tech Crèche has been launched to offer visitors a proper family day out, leaving their car and technology behind.

National Parks Week 2014 celebrates Britain's 'Space to Grow'

Forest scenes by Mark Heighes

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Visiting news

Wait a second, why are you indoors?! With summer now in full swing there is no better time to get out and explore the incredible landscapes of the UK's National Parks. And there is no better way to ge

New Forest National Park Authority expresses concerns about Navitus Bay development

Keyhaven. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Planning news

Concerns about the likely ‘significant impact’ of the proposed Navitus Bay wind park on the New Forest coast and landscape were expressed by the National Park Authority.

Beach Bus to return to the New Forest this summer

Beach Bus art

Published on Thursday 17 July 2014 in Visiting news

The Beach Bus will return for the summer with more services and discounts for attractions, as well as a free ferry ride from Southampton.

Green transport boost for New Forest residents and visitors

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Tuesday 15 July 2014 in Sustainability news

Green transport services in the New Forest National Park have been given a further boost thanks to funding from the government.

New agreement ensures National Parks are connected and beautiful

Mobile connectivity is vital for National Parks

Published on Monday 14 July 2014 in Communities news

England's National Parks stand to benefit from improved mobile coverage in ways that respect their very sensitive environment.

Enjoy a Forest barbeque safely

Ponies grazing on heathland

Published on Friday 11 July 2014 in Visiting news

It’s that time of year again when barbecues get lit and we get to enjoy the taste of summer.

Nominations open for 2014 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

Volunteer fair

Published on Friday 11 July 2014 in Learning about news

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.

Inspire others with your energy efficient home

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Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014 in Visiting news

Property owners who are saving money and the environment are being invited to open their homes to the public to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

Get hands on with history

heritage

Published on Monday 7 July 2014 in Visiting news

With a spitfire simulator, high-tech gadgets and the chance to handle historical artefacts, the New Forest Heritage Day is a unique chance to get hands on with history.

Fun at the farm for the New Forest Tour

New Forest Tour new stop at Longdown Activity Farm near Ashurst

Published on Tuesday 1 July 2014 in Visiting news

Pigs and chicks came out to see a new arrival at their farm – the New Forest Tour.

New Chairman for New Forest National Park Authority

Dawn at Burley

Published on Thursday 26 June 2014 in Our people news

The New Forest National Park Authority has elected former Official Verderer Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre as its new Chairman.

Walk leaders and local groups invited to take part in the New Forest Walking Festival

New Forest Walking Festival Lyndhurst for web

Published on Thursday 26 June 2014 in Walking festival news

Walk leaders, local businesses and groups are invited to get involved in this year’s New Forest Walking Festival and submit a walk.

Volunteers continue fight against alien plants

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Published on Wednesday 25 June 2014 in Learning about news

Volunteers are heading out into the New Forest this summer to tackle an invasive plant threatening the Forest’s native plant species.

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