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Plan your adventure on the New Forest Tour this summer

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Published on Wednesday 22 June 2016 in Travel news

Enjoy views of the National Park’s unique landscapes, wandering ponies and picturesque villages on the New Forest Tour which returns for the summer this weekend (25 June).

New Forest Education conference encourages outdoor learning

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Published on Thursday 23 June 2016 in Learning about news

A conference for teachers on the importance of learning beyond the classroom has been held in the New Forest National Park.

New Forest Arts Festival closes this weekend

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Published on Thursday 23 June 2016 in Visiting news

Outdoor performances, inclusive workshops and a diverse range of exhibitions have already taken place, but the first New Forest Arts Festival isn’t over yet.

Join 33,000 people in outdoor award scheme

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Published on Friday 17 June 2016 in Out and about news

An international scheme to get more people exploring the great outdoors is running taster sessions in the New Forest.

One-stop-shop for New Forest walks and cycles

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Published on Thursday 16 June 2016 in Things to do news

Going for a walk or cycle ride in the New Forest is now easier than ever, thanks to a new online route finder.

Interactive map shows New Forest’s dark night skies

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Published on Monday 13 June 2016 in Beautiful landscapes news

New detailed satellite maps of light pollution in England show that the New Forest boasts some of the darkest skies in the south east.

Archaeological excavations to uncover New Forest’s medieval past

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Published on Monday 13 June 2016 in Fascinating history news

A new archaeological project is underway in the New Forest to enable a team from the University of Winchester to shed light on the medieval landscape of the National Park.

Forest free of animal accidents for four weeks

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Published on Friday 10 June 2016 in Commoning news

There were no road accidents involving animals in the New Forest for a four week period spanning May and June, one of the longest incident-free periods on record.

Launch of the first New Forest Arts Festival kicks off two weeks of celebrations

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Published on Tuesday 7 June 2016 in New Forest Arts Festival news

With just days to go until the first New Forest Arts Festival starts this weekend, around 60 guests attended the launch yesterday (7 June) and had a chance to meet some of the artists.

New agreement helps National Parks stay safe and beautiful

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Published on Monday 6 June 2016 in Living in news

The New Forest and England's other National Parks stand to benefit from improved emergency service communications.

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

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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.

Environmental award launched in the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 11 May 2016 in Out and about news

New Forest National Park Authority is launching the John Muir Award with a series of fun and interactive sessions about the environmental award and the man known as the ‘Father of National Parks'.

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

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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

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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.

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