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New Forest photo contest opens for 10th edition


Published on Tuesday 25 April 2017 in What's on news

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

Fire service issue heathland fire safety appeal

controlled burning

Published on Thursday 13 April 2017 in Habitats & wildlife news

Firefighters are issuing an appeal for people to stay safe while enjoying the sunshine in the New Forest this Easter weekend.

New era for New Forest Marque – the sign of true local produce

marque products

Published on Thursday 13 April 2017 in Communities news

A local produce scheme supporting New Forest food producers and craftspeople is heralding a new era with a funding boost and new manager in post.

New ‘top dog’ at New Forest National Park

Dawn Rayment

Published on Tuesday 11 April 2017 in Habitats & wildlife news

A new four-legged ‘apprentice’ is learning how to be a forest friendly dog with the National Park Authority ranger team.

Fancy a fun filled Easter wild play?


Published on Thursday 6 April 2017 in Things to do news

Families looking for things to do this Easter are invited to a day of wild play activities such as crabbing and seashore scavenging in the New Forest.

History in the making at Buckland Rings


Published on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in Rich cultural heritage news

An exciting new interpretation project is coming to fruition at Buckland Rings Iron Age Hill Fort on the outskirts of Lymington.

Rare birds in the New Forest facing extinction

Eurasian curlew

Published on Tuesday 4 April 2017 in Habitats & wildlife news

Alarming new figures suggest that the curlew is at risk of extinction in southern England, including in its New Forest stronghold.

Entries now open for New Forest awards

Presented at the New Forest Show

Published on Thursday 30 March 2017 in Get involved news

The search is on for the best local food and drink producers, diversified businesses, young farmers and commoners, and volunteers who support the New Forest’s landscape and economy.

Reality TV of the feathered kind returns to New Forest


Published on Wednesday 29 March 2017 in Learning about news

Nature’s own reality TV is back from Saturday 1 April, giving visitors a glimpse into the day-to-day trials and tribulations of the New Forest life of rare birds.

Winners receive design awards


Published on Monday 27 March 2017 in Planning news

Designers and owners of the New Forest’s best new developments have been presented with building design awards.

Hundreds take action on litter in the New Forest

litter pickers

Published on Thursday 9 March 2017 in Communities news

Hundreds of volunteers braved the wind and rain to collect more than 250 bags of litter from the New Forest over the weekend (3-5 March).

Hunt begins for favourite New Forest tree

Ashurst tree, landscape

Published on Wednesday 8 March 2017 in Trees news

The New Forest is home to more ancient and veteran trees than anywhere else in Western Europe, with many dating back hundreds of years.

Becoming bird aware

Common Redshank

Published on Wednesday 8 March 2017 in Habitats & wildlife news

A new initiative has been unveiled as part of a partnership to protect vulnerable birds that spend the winter on the Solent.

New Forest archaeologists scoop national award


Published on Thursday 2 March 2017 in History & culture news

A high-tech approach which identified over 3,000 historical sites in the New Forest has been judged the UK’s number one archaeological innovation of the last half century.

Be a litter hero this weekend

litter pickers

Published on Tuesday 28 February 2017 in Unspoilt landscape news

More than 400 local volunteers are expected to be out and about this weekend giving the New Forest a spring clean.

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.

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