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Join walkers to feel the benefit of a weekly stroll


Published on Monday 27 February 2017 in Things to do news

People of all ages and abilities are invited to experience the health benefits of regular walking by joining two New Forest walking groups.

Step outdoors and help discover stories of historical pathways

Explore the new forest s past on foot and discover some fascinating heritage

Published on Thursday 23 February 2017 in Our Past, Our Future news

Volunteers and communities are invited to help investigate the history behind the rights of way in the New Forest and create five new trails to help rediscover more of the Forest’s past.

Defra recruiting new Secretary of State members


Published on Thursday 23 February 2017 in About us news

Would you like to shape the New Forest National Park Authority?

Nearly 2000 new wildlife sightings recorded in the New Forest

Common blue butterfly by Ruth Kernohan.

Published on Tuesday 21 February 2017 in Caring for news

Amateur naturalists have created 1,950 new wildlife records for 143 species in the New Forest as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project in the national park.

New Forest affordable housing nominated for prestigious award


Published on Thursday 16 February 2017 in Planning news

An innovative affordable housing scheme in the New Forest has been shortlisted in the Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2017.

Expert hedgelayer to reveal tricks of the trade

OPOF hedgelaying 2016

Published on Friday 10 February 2017 in Caring for news

A rare opportunity to learn the secrets of a traditional New Forest skill is on offer next Thursday (16 February).

National Grid begin New Forest undergrounding survey work

Hale purlieu national grid undergrounding pylons 6095

Published on Wednesday 8 February 2017 in Unspoilt landscape news

From Friday 10 February for three weeks, National Grid will undertake survey work to inform plans to underground power cables in the New Forest.

New Forest Volunteer Fair hits new heights

New forest nightstop at volunter fair

Published on Wednesday 1 February 2017 in Get involved news

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair is celebrating a record breaking year as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

Design awards herald Forest’s best new buildings

building design

Published on Monday 30 January 2017 in Building design news

The New Forest is well known for its free roaming animals, wide open heathland and ancient commoning traditions.

Lover village launches 'Lover Post' for Valentine's Day

Lover village photo

Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017 in Living in news

'The most romantic village' in the world is launching Valentine’s Day with 'Lover Post' to raise much-needed funds for the village.

Hundreds expected at New Forest Volunteer Fair


Published on Wednesday 25 January 2017 in Volunteer news

The New Forest’s number one event for volunteering opportunities is poised to welcome hundreds of budding volunteers this weekend.

New Forest Access Forum searches for new member

Children at Whitefield Moor

Published on Friday 20 January 2017 in Meetings news

A new member is 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 concierge service for Lyndhurst to help visitors plan their days out

New forest travel concierge Dan and Diana

Published on Friday 20 January 2017 in Visitor information news

Visitors will have help to plan their days out in the New Forest thanks to a ‘concierge service’ provided by the New Forest National Park Authority.

New Forest project triumphs in UK volunteer awards

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 19 January 2017 in Get involved news

The winners of the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards have been announced and Pondhead Conservation Trust, Lyndhurst, has been named best project.

Food quiz supports charities


Published on Friday 16 December 2016 in Open for business news

More than £1,000 has been raised by competitive quizzers aiming to taste success in a New Forest food quiz.

Pioneering archaeologists up for national award

Mobile connectivity is vital for National Parks

Published on Tuesday 13 December 2016 in Fascinating history news

A high-tech approach used to identify over 3,000 archaeological sites in the New Forest is one of the archaeological innovations of the last 50 years.

New Forest habitats get business boost


Published on Monday 12 December 2016 in Volunteer news

Organisations across the south are helping to restore precious habitats in the New Forest while gaining valuable team working skills.

Tree planting event declared big success

Family Trees 2016

Published on Thursday 8 December 2016 in Get involved news

Families came together to celebrate their loved ones last weekend by helping to plant a community woodland in the New Forest.

Television star backs volunteer fair


Published on Monday 5 December 2016 in Volunteer news

Wildlife presenter Simon King is inviting budding volunteers to change their lives for the better at the New Forest’s number one volunteering event.

A runaway success at the New Forest Business Partnership Awards 2017

Cottage Lodge

Published on Thursday 1 December 2016 in Open for business news

21 New Forest businesses celebrated their success at the eleventh annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Carey’s Manor Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2016.

Fresh push to tackle animal accidents


Published on Wednesday 30 November 2016 in Commoning news

More than 30,000 animal emergency hotline cards are being sent to local people in an attempt to reduce animal deaths on New Forest roads.

Public fall for autumnal Forest photos

seasonal snaps second

Published on Wednesday 16 November 2016 in Art and photography news

Hundreds of autumnal photos of the New Forest have been whittled down to a handful of their favourites by the public.

Hundreds attend drop-in sessions on New Forest National Park planning policies review

Local plan

Published on Monday 14 November 2016 in Planning policy news

Local Plan public consultation ends 28 November 2016

Occupants return to New Forest WWII prisoner of war camp after 70 years

world war two

Published on Thursday 10 November 2016 in Fascinating history news

A former German prisoner of war and ex-prison official have returned to the site of their World War Two POW camp in the New Forest after seven decades.

Top marks for New Forest beaches

The coastland at Lepe Country Park

Published on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Unspoilt landscape news

Visitors to the New Forest’s beautiful beaches are enjoying water of the very highest quality according to a nationwide scientific study.

First Apprentice Rangers join National Park

Apprentice Rangers Joe Ison and Katherine Argyrou, OPOF

Published on Wednesday 9 November 2016 in Caring for news

Two Apprentice Rangers have been employed in the New Forest as part of a scheme to protect, preserve and enhance its landscape, wildlife and heritage.

National Park Authority Members reappointed

Ashurst woods autumn

Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in Our people news

Re-appointments to England’s National Park Authorities & the Broads Authority and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Boards have been made.

Artists invited to register their interest in New Forest Arts Festival

Arts festival 2017 facebook cover photo

Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in Visiting news

Artists are invited to celebrate the New Forest’s landscape, culture and creative community at the New Forest Arts Festival.

Warning of fireworks distressing New Forest ponies

New forest ponies and fireworks news article

Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in Living in news

Fireworks display organisers in the New Forest are being asked to be aware of ponies and other animals to avoid causing them injuries and distress.

New Forest autumn photo competition opens


Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016 in What's on news

Autumnal photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the popular Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns.

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