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Future Forest ‘call for views consultation’

Walking at Rhinefield

Published on Wednesday 14 June 2017 in Caring for news

Join the debate about recreation management in the New Forest

New housing proposals for New Forest National Park

Marker avon valley

Published on Wednesday 21 June 2017 in Planning policy news

The New Forest National Park Authority is consulting on further proposed changes to its draft planning policies to take into account recent advice from Natural England.

Artists benefit from £6,000 funding boost

Guests enjoy morris dancing by the new forest meddlars based in lyndhurst copy

Published on Thursday 15 June 2017 in New Forest Arts Festival news

Artists and art organisations benefited from a £6,000 boost thanks to a small grant scheme funded by New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.

Uncovering the medieval and pre-historic past of the New Forest

Denny dig

Published on Thursday 15 June 2017 in Fascinating history news

Uncovering the medieval and pre-historic past of the New Forest in an excavation led by University of Winchester archaeologist.

Six figure boost for New Forest inclusive cycling scheme

Inclusive cycling 2015 beaulieu heath

Published on Wednesday 14 June 2017 in Out and about news

Hundreds of young people will be able to enjoy the New Forest using specialist bikes thanks to £300,000 of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

A summer evening of arts, crafts and music launches New Forest Arts Festival

Drummer at arts festival 2017 launch

Published on Wednesday 7 June 2017 in New Forest Arts Festival news

With only days to go until the start of the New Forest Arts Festival, over 50 guests attended a launch evening for a sneak preview of some of this year’s fantastic events.

Columbia Sportswear and the UK's National Parks Announce Five Year Partnership

View from the red New Forest tour route

Published on Monday 22 May 2017 in Corporate partners news

Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announced a first of its kind five-year partnership.

Public pick favourite spring New Forest photos

Seasonal Snaps

Published on Friday 12 May 2017 in Art and photography news

The winners have been chosen in a competition to find the most popular spring photos of the New Forest.

Forest art competition opens for entries

Nfnpa open art winner Teresa Rogers

Published on Thursday 11 May 2017 in Visiting news

The New Forest’s unique characteristics will be captured this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competion.

New commoners invited to take part in Forest mentor scheme

New forest pony 4479 online

Published on Wednesday 3 May 2017 in Our Past, Our Future news

Helping to round-up New Forest ponies, caring for stock and sheep showing - these are just a few of the skills learnt by participants in an innovative mentoring programme.

‘Tree-mendous’ New Forest Arts Festival: 10 – 25 June 2017

Join mortimer sparks and jinx calhoun as they race to stop a vicious vine form taking over exbury gardens new pic

Published on Wednesday 3 May 2017 in New Forest Arts Festival news

If you go down to the woods’re sure to see over 60 events in the National Park celebrating the New Forest’s landscape and culture.

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 New Forest this 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.

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