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A New Forest welcome for Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

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Published on Thursday 26 May 2016 in Living in news

Tourism, heritage and local food were on the menu when David Evennett MP visited the New Forest today (Thursday 26 May).

Warm welcome for cyclists and walkers in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 26 May 2016 in Visiting news

With its 140 miles of tracks where you can enjoy easy walking and cycling and see thousands of free-roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle, the New Forest has always been a great place to explore.

Enjoy art in unexpected places

Brockenhurst college drama students who will be starring in a midsummer s night s dream during the new forest arts festival copy

Published on Thursday 26 May 2016 in New Forest Arts Festival news

Exciting and unusual events have been added to the programme for the first New Forest Arts Festival between 11 and 26 June.

Public pick favourite spring New Forest photos

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Published on Monday 23 May 2016 in Art and photography news

Thousands of voters have chosen the winners in a competition to find the best spring photo of the New Forest.

Discover Your National Park day

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Published on Wednesday 11 May 2016 in Visiting news

Families are being invited to discover the New Forest National Park with a host of free events in Lyndhurst on Sunday 29 May.

Awards scheme searches for New Forest’s best new buildings

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Published on Tuesday 10 May 2016 in Planning news

The New Forest is renowned for the character of its buildings and villages, which help to give the National Park its unique feel.

British public support corporate involvement in National Parks as concern grows over future sustainability

Longslade. Credit Barry Whitcher

Published on Monday 9 May 2016 in Grants news

Nearly half of people surveyed on the future of the UK’s National Parks are concerned they will deteriorate due to lack of funding in coming years.

Create jellyfish from plastic bottles and cardboard guitars

Arts Festival, Transitions

Published on Monday 9 May 2016 in New Forest Arts Festival news

An activity day with a difference takes place this summer, encouraging families to get creative with rubbish.

Reviving rural skills to benefit wildlife

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Published on Monday 9 May 2016 in Beautiful landscapes news

Volunteers in the New Forest are learning traditional rural skills to help revive the area’s hedgerows for wildlife.

Art competition open for entries

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Published on Wednesday 4 May 2016 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s famous scenery, wildlife and traditions will be celebrated this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competition.

The call of the wild: Environment Minister champions weekend walking trips in our National Parks

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Published on Friday 29 April 2016 in Things to do news

Environment Minister Rory Stewart is urging all would-be walkers and have-a-go-hikers to visit their nearest National Park or public woodland this Bank Holiday weekend as he visited the New Forest.

New Forest’s forgotten archaeology preserved

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Published on Thursday 28 April 2016 in Fascinating history news

A cutting-edge project in the New Forest is succeeding in its quest to record and protect thousands of archaeological sites for the future.

Forest photographers can snap up prizes

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Published on Tuesday 26 April 2016 in Art and photography news

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

New Zealand soldier’s diary offers glimpse of wartime New Forest

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Published on Tuesday 26 April 2016 in Fascinating history news

Newly uncovered photos and a diary of an injured New Zealand soldier are giving a personal insight into the role of the New Forest in World War I.

Environmental scheme makes New Forest fit for the future

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Published on Tuesday 19 April 2016 in Caring for news

A multi-million pound scheme is continuing to benefit the New Forest.

See the National Park from a different view at the first New Forest Arts Festival

Published on Tuesday 12 April 2016 in Art and photography news

Artists from across the New Forest are gearing up for the first New Forest Arts Festival – and you’re invited!

Experts explore making the most of the ‘Natural Health Service’ in the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 6 April 2016 in Living in news

Public Health England’s national Director of Health and Wellbeing joined health and sport professionals to see the New Forest National Park’s innovative schemes to improve our health and wellbeing.

New ‘buddy’ scheme to preserve New Forest’s traditional way of life

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Published on Tuesday 5 April 2016 in Learning about news

Efforts to ensure traditional New Forest knowledge, skills and practices survive will receive a boost thanks to a new mentoring scheme.

Neighbourhood Plan proposal for Wellow

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Published on Thursday 31 March 2016 in Planning policy news

Wellow Parish Council has applied to Test Valley Borough Council and the New Forest National Park Authority to designate a ‘Neighbourhood Area’ covering the whole of the Parish of Wellow.

New Forest Awards launched to celebrate rural success

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Published on Thursday 31 March 2016 in Living in news

The hunt is on to find the best rural businesses and environmental initiatives in the New Forest.

New members for New Forest National Park Authority

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Published on Wednesday 30 March 2016 in About us news

The New Forest National Park Authority is welcoming two new members.

‘Extinct’ Pine Martens discovered in the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 30 March 2016 in Learning about news

Wildlife enthusiasts undertaking mammal surveys in the New Forest National Park have captured remarkable footage of Pine Martens.

Tame your wild side when out and about in the New Forest

'Tame Your Wild Side'

Published on Tuesday 29 March 2016 in Visiting news

Visitors and residents of the New Forest are being encouraged to show consideration to everyone enjoying the National Park, through a new light-hearted film.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 24 March 2016 in What's on news

Families can enjoy crabbing and seashore scavenging at a free day of activities in the New Forest this Easter holidays.

New plan for National Parks gives every schoolchild a chance to visit

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Published on Wednesday 23 March 2016 in Visiting news

Every schoolchild in England will have the chance to visit our inspiring National Parks at each stage of their education under plans announced today by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss.

New Forest birds of prey nest watch celebrates 10 years

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Published on Tuesday 22 March 2016 in What's on news

Visitors have had the privilege of watching the intimate lives of some of the New Forest’s most impressive birdlife over the last 10 years thanks to high tech video technology.

Birds and a brew!

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Published on Monday 14 March 2016 in Help care for the Forest news

With the start of the ground nesting bird season, New Forest National Park Authority and Hampshire County Council Rangers will be hosting coffee mornings with a twist this spring.

Half a canoe, a rubber duck, and a shopping basket

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Published on Wednesday 9 March 2016 in Caring for news

Hundreds of volunteers took part in litter picks across the New Forest at the weekend (4-6 March) as part of the Clean for The Queen event.

Furzley the squirrel champions car-free travel

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Published on Monday 7 March 2016 in Learning about news

A new children’s book and online game that promote the benefits of sustainable travel have been launched in the New Forest.

New Forest Centre Wins National Hidden Gem Visitor Award

New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Published on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in Visiting news

The New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, has been awarded a top quality experience accolade by VisitEngland.

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