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Community grants available to promote car-free travel

Friends of sway station lstf grants news article

Published on Monday 20 April 2015 in Grants news

New grants of up to £15,000 are available for projects that promote car-free travel in the New Forest National Park.

Wild Play Day inspires hundreds of families to get outside and enjoy nature

Wild play day beach news article

Published on Monday 13 April 2015 in Things to do news

Hundreds of families enjoyed a free day of ‘wild play’ in the New Forest, as part of a drive to encourage children to play outdoors.

Shipwright School ready to welcome students

mary montagu

Published on Thursday 9 April 2015 in Learning about news

A new replica timber frame 18th century shipwrights’ workshop at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, has been handed over to the IBTC.

New Forest walks with a difference


Published on Tuesday 7 April 2015 in Visiting news

Witchcraft, wartime and the mysterious death of an English king are just some of the fascinating topics covered in a new set of New Forest walking routes.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest this Easter

Hampshire and isle of wight wildlife trust s wild beach club cropped

Published on Wednesday 1 April 2015 in Things to do news

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

The secret lives of New Forest birds of prey


Published on Monday 30 March 2015 in Visiting news

For the next five months, visitors will get a privileged peek into the lives of some of the New Forest’s most impressive birdlife, thanks to high tech video technology.

Make a difference to countryside access in the New Forest

walking festival 2014

Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015 in Living in news

Members are 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.

New Forest stargazers overcome ‘night blight’ to flourish


Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015 in Learning about news

Astronomers across the New Forest are heralding the area as an excellent location for stargazing, while raising awareness of the impact of light pollution on dark night skies.

Rural advice service on a high after five years


Published on Monday 16 March 2015 in Commoning news

The New Forest’s commoners, landowners and farmers are celebrating the fifth anniversary of a service that helps them and wildlife thrive in the National Park.

Could your Brockenhurst business become a Local Information Point?

Sway deli and coffee shop local information point

Published on Friday 13 March 2015 in Visitor information news

Businesses in Brockenhurst are being invited to become a focal point of information for visitors and local people.

World War I flying ace commemorated

fawley church

Published on Wednesday 4 March 2015 in Rich cultural heritage news

On 12 March 1928, World War I flying ace Flight Lieutenant Samuel ‘Kink’ Kinkead took off in a seaplane from RAF Calshot in the New Forest.

TV presenter's wildlife films to mark 10 year anniversary of the New Forest National Park

Simon King 10 year anniversary

Published on Tuesday 24 February 2015 in Wildlife news

Wildlife films celebrating the world-class landscapes of the New Forest, have been produced to mark its 10 year anniversary as a National Park.

Local community invited to join study on reducing visual impact of existing power lines in New Forest

Idol of Bratley

Published on Monday 23 February 2015 in Learning about news

- Local community invited to join study on reducing visual impact of existing power lines in part of New Forest National Park

Pony-proof bins initiative to protect New Forest animals

pony-proof bin Brockenhurst Primary School

Published on Tuesday 10 February 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

Visitors to the New Forest are urged to help protect ponies and donkeys from potentially harmful food litter.

Laser scanning brings ice house to life


Published on Thursday 29 January 2015 in Learning about news

Eating an ice cream in the idyllic New Forest is a pleasure that many of us take for granted.

Cycle events organisers’ charter approved by New Forest National Park Authority

Published on Thursday 22 January 2015 in Recreation news

A charter to guide large scale cycling events in the New Forest has been supported by the New Forest National Park Authority.

New Forest National Park is open for business – spread the word

The Burley Stores

Published on Monday 19 January 2015 in Open for business news

National Parks – famous for their beauty and splendour are also home to thousands of thriving businesses.

Nominations open for New Forest awards 2015

cyrils soap shed

Published on Friday 16 January 2015 in Caring for news

Nominations are now open for an awards scheme to recognise those making an outstanding contribution to conserving the unique landscape and traditions of the New Forest.

Meet new friends and face new challenges at the New Forest Volunteer Fair

New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Published on Tuesday 13 January 2015 in Volunteer news

An award-winning young wildlife enthusiast and a retired banker are calling for local people to do something different this year and volunteer in the New Forest.

Volunteers create New Forest’s first community woodland

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 8 January 2015 in Learning about news

Volunteers are reviving old forest customs such as charcoal production to care for the New Forest’s first community woodland.

Two thirds of parents have outdoor play concerns

family playing in New Forest

Published on Tuesday 6 January 2015 in Visiting news

Almost two thirds of parents based in and around the New Forest have concerns about letting their children play outdoors, a survey suggests.

Schools go eco to benefit the New Forest


Published on Thursday 18 December 2014 in Learning about news

A project to help children across the New Forest make their school and local area more environmentally friendly has received a major funding boost.

Christmas Fair is a success at new location

new forest marque, jane overall, beth beales

Published on Monday 15 December 2014 in Visiting news

Over 7,000 people kicked off the festive season by supporting local businesses at the New Forest Christmas Fair.

Reflective stickers for New Forest donkeys in bid to save them from road accidents

Appeal to drivers to slow down

Published on Monday 8 December 2014 in Commoning news

The owner of a snowy white donkey knocked down and killed in Brockenhurst, New Forest, is putting reflective stickers on her animals in an appeal to drivers to slow down.

Be part of a multi-million pound New Forest project

our past our future

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014 in Learning about news

New Forest residents and visitors are invited to find out how to play their part in a new scheme seeking to ensure the area flourishes.

Rare bird recorded at common for first time in a decade

Luke Parkinson

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014 in Learning about news

An iconic New Forest bird species has been recorded at Barton Common in New Milton for the first time in more than 10 years.

Marque member is top dog at business awards

paws deli

Published on Monday 1 December 2014 in Local food and drink news

New Forest Marque member Paws Deli is producing handmade pet treats of such high quality that even humans can eat them, leading to recognition from a prestigious local awards scheme.

Historic New Forest tree preserved for the future in world seed bank

Tree officer Liz Beckett helps collect beech seed for Kew's Millennium Seed Bank

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014 in Habitats & wildlife news

Seeds from an ancient New Forest tree earmarked hundreds of years ago for the King’s shipbuilding programme will be preserved as part of the world’s largest plant conservation programme.

New location for Christmas fair

Christmas fair 2013

Published on Wednesday 26 November 2014 in Visiting news

The New Forest Christmas Fair will now be held at Hoburne Bashley holiday park near New Milton on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December.

New Forest photo contest attracts record number of entries

seasonal snaps

Published on Friday 21 November 2014 in Visiting news

A bellowing stag, highland cattle and brightly-coloured fungi were the prize winners in the autumn edition of the ‘Seasonal Snaps’ photo contest, which received a record number of entries.

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