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Nearly 10,000 caught speeding in bid to stop New Forest animal deaths

animal accidents

Published on Wednesday 3 February 2016 in Caring for news

Nearly 10,000 motorists were caught speeding in the New Forest when a police safety camera van was used in a bid to stop animals being killed on the roads.

Record crowds for New Forest Volunteer Fair

volunteer fair 2016

Published on Wednesday 3 February 2016 in Volunteer news

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair enjoyed its most successful year ever as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

Revealing the vital role of the New Forest in the First World War

Lyndhurst camp c 1914

Published on Tuesday 2 February 2016 in Fascinating history news

Fascinating stories about the role the New Forest played in the First World War are revealed in a new exhibition opening this weekend.

Free admission to New Forest Centre museum

New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst

Published on Friday 29 January 2016 in Things to do news

Local residents and visitors to the New Forest will be able to learn about the area’s rich history free of charge thanks to a move by the New Forest Centre to end admission charges to its museum.

Hundreds expected at New Forest Volunteer Fair


Published on Wednesday 27 January 2016 in What's on news

The New Forest’s one-stop-shop for volunteering opportunities is expected to attract hundreds of people this weekend.

Digital archaeology weekend is runaway success

digi arc

Published on Thursday 21 January 2016 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s first Digi Arc weekend proved hugely popular, with hundreds of children and their families joining experts for a weekend of gaming and archaeology.

New coastal rangers to protect birds on the Solent

Helping to protect birds

Published on Tuesday 19 January 2016 in Help care for the Forest news

A team of coastal rangers has started work on the Solent coast to help protect the thousands of birds that spend the winter along our shores.

Discover the joys of walking this year


Published on Wednesday 13 January 2016 in Things to do news

Help is at hand for those looking to start walking more in 2016, with the launch of two new healthy walking groups in the New Forest.

Award winning volunteer to open New Forest fair

new forest show 2015

Published on Tuesday 12 January 2016 in Learning about news

This year’s expanded New Forest Volunteer Fair is set to be opened by the National Parks UK young volunteer of the year.

High-tech archaeology weekend for all ages


Published on Monday 11 January 2016 in Visiting news

Join archaeologists and computer game specialists for an interactive weekend of gaming, history and cutting edge technology.

New Forest supports 'Clean for The Queen' this Spring

Julian Lewis, Desmond Swayne, Alison Barnes, litter free forest and sea posters

Published on Thursday 7 January 2016 in Caring for news

Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year and we are calling for volunteers to help tidy up their community as part of the celebrations.

New Year walks and cycles in the New Forest


Published on Monday 4 January 2016 in Things to do news

Get out and active in the New Forest this year by joining guided walks and cycles led by local experts.

Our 2015 highlights in the New Forest National Park

Mare and foal skipping

Published on Wednesday 30 December 2015 in Learning about news

Happy New Year! Here are our highlights of 2015.

Major cycle route into the heart of the New Forest upgraded

Safer route for cyclists

Published on Friday 18 December 2015 in Recreation news

A vital cycle route linking Southampton, Totton and Ashurst with the heart of the New Forest National Park has been upgraded.

Multi-million pound scheme enhances New Forest’s world renowned habitats


Published on Friday 18 December 2015 in Beautiful landscapes news

England’s largest environmental improvement scheme has reached its halfway point, after five years of impressive achievements in the New Forest.

Deputy High Court Judge rules against unauthorised mobile homes in the New Forest National Park


Published on Wednesday 9 December 2015 in Enforcement news

Two men who have consistently breached planning regulations in the New Forest National Park were last week ordered to remove their unlawful mobile homes by a Deputy High Court Judge.

Celebrating the New Forest’s Brilliant Businesses

brilliance in business

Published on Thursday 3 December 2015 in Living in news

New Forest businesses celebrated their successes at the tenth annual New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards at Carey’s Manor Hotel on Thursday 26 November 2015.

Building designs of the New Forest celebrated in new awards scheme

Cherry tree cottage Woodgreen

Published on Wednesday 2 December 2015 in Planning policy news

From traditional thatched cottages to historic houses and more contemporary designs, the New Forest is renowned for the character of its buildings.

Tree planting event declared big success


Published on Tuesday 1 December 2015 in Caring for news

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

New Forest foodies make their ‘Marque’ at prestigious award ceremonies

New Forest Marque Banner

Published on Monday 30 November 2015 in Open for business news

Members of the local produce scheme The New Forest Marque took centre stage at awards ceremonies last week celebrating the best food and drink businesses.

Giving New Forest nature a fighting chance


Published on Tuesday 24 November 2015 in Caring for news

A community-led conservation project is marking three successful years helping nature thrive in the New Forest.

New Forest’s popular Christmas fair returns

christmas fair 2

Published on Monday 23 November 2015 in Visiting news

Start the festive season in style with a weekend of seasonal shopping, local food and family fun at the New Forest Christmas Fair.

Public pick favourite autumnal New Forest photo


Published on Friday 20 November 2015 in What's on news

The winners have been chosen in a competition to find the most popular autumnal photo of the New Forest, which attracted a record-breaking number of entries.

Help improve access in the New Forest

Adult and child cycling in the New Forest National Par

Published on Wednesday 11 November 2015 in Visiting 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.

Vital cycle link opens up New Forest National Park to Southampton and Waterside communities

Marchwood to Totton cycle path

Published on Friday 6 November 2015 in Travel news

Communities on the east of the New Forest can now access the National Park car-free thanks to a missing section of cycle path which has just opened.

New Forest Walking Festival makes great strides


Published on Friday 6 November 2015 in Walking festival news

Record numbers of walkers learnt about the New Forest during the National Park’s two week festival of expert-led walks this autumn.

Get snapping in the Forest this autumn

seasonal snaps

Published on Wednesday 4 November 2015 in Learning about news

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

Landmark grant to secure New Forest’s future


Published on Monday 26 October 2015 in Learning about news

A partnership scheme to conserve the New Forest’s unique heritage, landscape and wildlife for future generations has received £2.8m, thanks to National Lottery players.

National Parks that taste as good as they look

marque products

Published on Friday 23 October 2015 in Open for business news

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss MP has joined with National Parks England [1] and a host of local food heroes to celebrate the top quality food and drink produced in our finest landscapes.

Natural Health Service helps New Forest patients

Fordingbridge walking for health

Published on Friday 23 October 2015 in Living in news

Patients at a GPs’ surgery are enjoying the health benefits of walking in the New Forest National Park.

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