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Art in the Park

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Published on Wednesday 16 April 2014 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s world-renowned landscapes and wildlife will be celebrated this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competition.

UK National Parks 'Space to Grow' photo competition

Forest scenes by Mark Heighes

Published on Wednesday 16 April 2014 in Get involved news

It is often said that the UK's National Parks represent the essence of Britain – its past, its present, and its future.

Response to weekend's cycling event

cycling at Rhinefield

Published on Monday 14 April 2014 in Things to do news

This is a response from the New Forest National Park Authority to reports of nails or tacks laid on a part of the road during the weekend's Wiggle Spring Sportive.

Cycle events statement

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Published on Thursday 10 April 2014 in Living in news

Statement from the New Forest National Park Authority regarding cycle events.

Seasonal Snaps winners capture New Forest’s splendour

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Published on Thursday 10 April 2014 in Visiting news

A mysterious woodland, pony at sunset, watery landscape and teddy bear’s picnic are the prize winners in the New Forest National Park Authority’s spring photo competition.

Packed Verderers Court hears progress in scheme to regenerate the New Forest

Ponies graze on common land

Published on Thursday 10 April 2014 in Caring for news

A full Verderers Court of about 80 people heard how the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Scheme had made great progress, at its Annual General Meeting.

Join us for a Date With Nature

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Published on Tuesday 8 April 2014 in Wildlife news

From Saturday 5 April, visitors will get a privileged peek into the wilder side of New Forest life.

Helping to inspire good building design in the New Forest

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Published on Monday 7 April 2014 in Visiting news

People who love living in the New Forest are given a helping hand with a new online tool showing building design at its best.

Celebrating Good Woods

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Published on Tuesday 1 April 2014 in Habitats & wildlife news

A pioneering project in the New Forest is helping owners and managers of woodland ensure their woods are healthy and profitable.

New grants scheme simplifies New Forest funding

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Published on Monday 31 March 2014 in Grants news

Projects that promote sustainability in the New Forest are set for a boost from a new fund offering grants of up to £50,000.

New Forest Tour to return with new stops for wildlife and Hythe Ferry

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Published on Monday 31 March 2014 in Travel news

The open-top New Forest Tour will return this summer with new stops for passengers to enjoy farm animals, wildlife and Hythe waterfront.

Capture spring in the Forest with your seasonal snaps

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Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014 in Visiting news

The New Forest National Park Authority’s Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back, inviting people to submit their spring photos of the Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

Secrets of the real ‘Dad’s Army’ revealed in World War II scrapbook

Home Guard, World War II

Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014 in Fascinating history news

A scrapbook of top secret orders, letters and hand drawn maps by a war-time Home Guard commander has revealed rare insights into the real ‘Dad’s Army’ of the New Forest.

Marque member triumphs at Hampshire sausage and pie competition

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Published on Monday 24 March 2014 in Living in news

A New Forest Marque member’s gourmet sausage has won a prestigious category at The Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition 2014.

New challenges and new friends found at Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Fair 2014

Published on Monday 17 March 2014 in Volunteer news

More than 250 people looking for new challenges and new friends headed to the fourth annual New Forest Volunteer Fair on Saturday (15 March).

Rural bike scheme to help drive down car journeys in the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 12 March 2014 in Travel news

Plans are being developed for a rural bike scheme in the New Forest, which will help local and visiting families to cycle rather than drive around the National Park.

New Forest Consultative Panel welcomes new Chairman

Leaves at Rhinefield. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Wednesday 12 March 2014 in Meetings news

A new chairman of the New Forest Consultative Panel has been announced.

Planning Minister sees New Forest businesses in action

Planning Minister Nick Boles

Published on Tuesday 11 March 2014 in Planning news

The New Forest National Park Authority welcomed Planning Minister Nick Boles and John Glen MP to showcase the thriving and unique Forest economy and the role of National Park planning.

Update - unexplained dog deaths

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Published on Friday 7 March 2014 in Visiting news

Latest update from the Forestry Commission regarding signage.

National Parks welcome latest Government announcement

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Published on Thursday 6 March 2014 in Planning news

National Parks England [1] has today warmly welcomed the news that the Government will exempt National Parks from its latest proposals for extending permitted development rights.

Dive, dig and discover as a New Forest volunteer

Lidar heritage mapping

Published on Monday 3 March 2014 in Volunteer news

Laser mapping, wildlife recording and underwater marine surveys are just some of the exciting opportunities at this year’s New Forest Volunteer Fair.

Business views sought to guide future economic development

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Published on Saturday 1 March 2014 in Open for business news

New Forest businesses are being urged to take part in a survey which will be important for future planning and economic development in the district and National Park.

New Forest commoners learn hedgelaying skills

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Published on Friday 28 February 2014 in Commoning news

Commoners in the New Forest have been going back to their roots learning traditional hedgelaying techniques to boost wildlife.

Shipwright school to teach traditional boatbuilding

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Published on Monday 24 February 2014 in Learning about news

This year will see the building of a replica timber frame 18th century shipwrights’ workshop at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River.

Memory sticks for businesses to help New Forest visitors switch to car-free trips

Memory stick 2014

Published on Wednesday 19 February 2014 in Travel news

Hundreds of businesses in the New Forest have been given updated memory sticks full of free photos, maps and videos to show visitors they don’t need a car to see the best of the National Park

Wildlife Forum helps experts stay connected

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Published on Tuesday 18 February 2014 in Habitats & wildlife news

Wildlife specialists from the New Forest and surrounding areas looked at ways of making Forest habitats bigger, better and more joined up at a recent event.

New Forest trees count the cost of months of storms

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Published on Thursday 13 February 2014 in Unspoilt landscape news

Exceptionally wet and windy weather has seen New Forest tree experts inundated with enquiries about damaged and fallen trees.

Animal accidents increased in 2013

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Published on Thursday 30 January 2014 in Caring for news

Motorists are being urged to slow down and take greater care on New Forest roads after an increase in animal accidents last year.

New Forest Consultative Panel seeks new chairman

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Published on Wednesday 29 January 2014 in About us news

The chairman of the New Forest Consultative Panel is standing down in March and the panel is inviting nominations to fill this vacancy.

Car-free travel campaign shortlisted for award

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Published on Tuesday 28 January 2014 in Travel news

The New Forest National Park Authority’s work to promote car-free travel has been recognised after being nominated for a public relations award.

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