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Explore the New Forest’s unusual side this autumn

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Published on Thursday 15 September 2016 in What's on news

Walk with an alpaca, discover weird and wonderful fungi and delve into quirky local history in this autumn’s New Forest Walking Festival.

New centre welcomes cyclists to the New Forest

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Published on Friday 9 September 2016 in Visiting news

One of the busiest cycle hire centres in rural England has opened new premises to offer visitors to the New Forest the best possible experience when hiring a bike.

New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2016/17

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Published on Friday 9 September 2016 in Open for business news

Members of the public are being asked to nominate their favourite businesses in this year’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards.

Step into the New Forest story

Visitors enjoying the mindfulness colouring panels first seen at the new forest show crop

Published on Thursday 8 September 2016 in Caring for news

Discover the New Forest’s fascinating wildlife, history and culture at the New Forest Centre this autumn.

Lottery chief support for New Forest landscape scheme

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Published on Wednesday 7 September 2016 in Our Past, Our Future news

The head of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has visited the New Forest to learn more about the area’s multi-million pound landscape partnership scheme.

Search is on for New Forest’s best buildings

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Published on Tuesday 6 September 2016 in Planning news

The New Forest is home to hundreds of beautiful buildings that give the National Park its unique character.

Protecting the environment in the face of climate change

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Published on Friday 2 September 2016 in Caring for news

What is the future for the New Forest and its ecology? Learn more at the first annual New Forest Knowledge conference.

New Forest fungi - a feast for your eyes

Forest fungi at Norley Wood

Published on Thursday 1 September 2016 in Help care for the Forest news

The Forestry Commission is launching a campaign to highlight the importance of the New Forest for fungi, and to appeal for support for a ‘no-picking’ code on the Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Local MP backs exciting New Forest projects

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Published on Friday 26 August 2016 in About us news

Projects to improve water quality, catalogue historical materials and remove invasive plants in the New Forest National Park have received the support of a local MP.

Partnership encourages families camping to have fun in nature

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Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016 in Visiting news

From bug hunting to dusk walks, families camping in the New Forest this summer are taking part in a host of free activities.

Discover New Forest Knowledge

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Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016 in Get involved news

A Heritage Lottery funded project is creating an online gateway to a wealth of information about the New Forest.

Recording history to preserve the past

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Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016 in Caring for news

Local communities and volunteers are invited to take part in a weekend of archaeological activities in the New Forest to help record and preserve its heritage.

Winners chosen in New Forest summer seasonal snaps competition

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Published on Monday 8 August 2016 in Get involved news

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

Families invited for wild play day in the woods

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Published on Thursday 4 August 2016 in Visiting news

Families can discover fun ways to explore and play in the New Forest, while learning about its special qualities, at a wild play day this summer.

The smooth snake meets its champion

A smooth snake, credit Stuart Woodley

Published on Tuesday 2 August 2016 in Caring for news

MP Desmond Swayne is introduced to the rare smooth snake and the projects that are being taken forward to conserve the species.

Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 27 July 2016 in New Forest awards news

Outstanding contributions to the New Forest landscape and rural economy have been awarded at the 2016 CLA and New Forest National Park Authority Awards.

New Forest Walking Festival offers behind the scenes walks for all

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Published on Tuesday 26 July 2016 in Visiting news

Early bird bookings are now being taken for the first 60 walks in the 2016 New Forest Walking Festival.

Help plant a woodland to celebrate a loved one

One of the families who took part in the 2015 family trees event

Published on Monday 25 July 2016 in Get involved news

Following the success of last year’s event, families are once again invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative with the planting of a community woodland in the New Forest.

New adventure children’s book launched for National Parks Week

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Published on Monday 25 July 2016 in Learning about news

Today (25 July) marks the beginning of National Parks Week, the UK National Park family's annual celebration of Britain's breathing spaces.

Beach Bus showcases New Forest’s beautiful coast

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Published on Friday 22 July 2016 in Visiting news

The popular Beach Bus service is back for the summer, taking visitors on a picturesque ride down to the New Forest’s scenic coast.

Forest photo competition returns for summer

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Published on Tuesday 19 July 2016 in Things to do news

Summertime photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the popular Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns.

New Forest art competition breaks entry record

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Published on Friday 15 July 2016 in Art and photography news

A mixed media work has triumphed over a record number of entrants to win the New Forest Open Art competition.

National Parks Week kicks off this month

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Published on Monday 11 July 2016 in Visiting news

National Parks Week, the UK National Park family's annual celebration of Britain's breathing spaces, is now just a few weeks away.

Step into the New Forest story!

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Published on Thursday 7 July 2016 in Visiting news

Discover the New Forest’s fascinating wildlife, history and culture at the New Forest National Park Authority stand.

Week-long dig for archaeological excavation at Buckler’s Hard

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Published on Thursday 7 July 2016 in Things to do news

A week-long dig will take place at Buckler’s Hard in a joint archaeological excavation by the Beaulieu Estate and New Forest National Park Authority for the national Festival of Archaeology.

Hundreds discover art in New Forest National Park

Frank Whittington toys at NF Centre

Published on Wednesday 6 July 2016 in Visiting news

The New Forest Arts Festival is celebrating success after hosting over 40 events between 11 and 26 June in its first year.

Sold out skills course helps safeguard the New Forest’s way of life

Participants with sparsholt tutor steve field on a cattle breeding and management course run by the new forest land advice service

Published on Tuesday 5 July 2016 in Caring for news

Local landowners, commoners and farmers in the New Forest are learning rural skills to help preserve the Forest’s traditional way of life through a training programme run by the New Forest Land Advice

Going underground

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Published on Monday 27 June 2016 in What's on news

The latest news from the National Grid states local people invited to help develop plans which could see section of New Forest overhead power line buried.

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.

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