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Businesses unite to reduce animal accidents

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Published on Wednesday 2 August 2017 in Commoning news

Organisations across the New Forest have signed up to a scheme to reduce the number of animal deaths on the area’s roads.

Explore the Forest’s past, present and future

Discover the Forest’s history through trees at the exhibition at the New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst web version

Published on Wednesday 18 October 2017 in What's on news

How can trees help us discover the New Forest’s long and fascinating history? And how did a nine year old boy, 800 years ago, help shape the place we know and love today?

Help plant a wildlife space to celebrate a loved one

One of the families who took part in the 2016 family trees event web

Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017 in What's on news

Families are invited to celebrate a birth, marriage or life of a relative with the planting of a community wildlife space in the New Forest.

National Park Authority clears Ringwood site of illegal caravans

The charles lane site before direct action was taken to clear the land web version

Published on Wednesday 11 October 2017 in Caring for news

Illegal caravans, equipment and a building have finally been cleared from a Ringwood site after the landowner failed to remove them despite being taken to court and fined.

Google Street View launches for New Forest tracks

trekker at hurst castle

Published on Wednesday 11 October 2017 in Visiting news

Miles of the New Forest’s approved off-road paths can now be seen from a new perspective using Google Street View.

Youth Hostel revamp helps visitors understand the Forest

Yha burley launch

Published on Tuesday 10 October 2017 in Visiting news

YHA New Forest, the latest youth hostel to have the magic wand treatment by the leading youth charity, has been declared open by YHA Ambassador and British athlete and adventurer Sarah Outen MBE.

New members for National Park Authority

Ashurst woods autumn

Published on Friday 29 September 2017 in About us news

The New Forest National Park Authority is welcoming six new members to help shape the future of the organisation.

Alpacas, bomb sites and pigs in the New Forest National Park

Matt Pringle

Published on Friday 29 September 2017 in Things to do news

Walkers across the south are snapping up places on a wealth of unusual and enlightening guided walks taking place in the New Forest this autumn.

Help improve access in the New Forest

Dog walkers in the forest

Published on Wednesday 20 September 2017 in Recreation news

The New Forest Access Forum is looking for a new member to help give advice on improving access for walking, horse riding, cycling and other outside recreation in and around the New Forest.

Over 1,500 respond to Future Forest consultation

Walking at Rhinefield

Published on Thursday 14 September 2017 in Recreation news

Over 1,500 individuals and organisations gave their views on priorities for managing recreation in and around the New Forest National Park.

National Parks for National Health

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Published on Tuesday 12 September 2017 in Get involved news

The New Forest and England’s nine other National Parks will sit at the centre of plans to improve physical and mental wellbeing thanks to a new partnership with Public Health England.

New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards 2017/18

New Forest Business Awards

Published on Friday 8 September 2017 in New Forest awards news

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

New Forest Walking Festival is back

Walkers enjoy a new forest walking festival stroll in ashurst

Published on Tuesday 29 August 2017 in Walking festival news

D-day remains, wild play activities and fascinating wildlife are just some of the treats awaiting walkers in the fifth New Forest Walking Festival.

Favourite New Forest photos chosen by public

Matt pinner s photo of rockford common won first prize in the summer 2017 edition of the new forest national park authority s seasonal snaps photo competition

Published on Sunday 27 August 2017 in Art and photography news

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

Nominations open for 2017 National Parks UK Volunteer Awards

heritage on my doorstep

Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017 in Volunteer news

National Parks UK are now accepting nominations for their annual Volunteer Awards.

Families invited for summer wild play day in the woods

A child taking part in the sail boat activity at last year s summer wild play day for web

Published on Wednesday 9 August 2017 in What's on news

Children are invited to explore, play and be creative in the New Forest at a wild play day this summer.

Capture the New Forest in summer photo competition

seasonal snaps summer 2016 Robert Bigwood (first)

Published on Thursday 3 August 2017 in Art and photography news

Summertime photos of the New Forest could win photographers great prizes as the National Park’s photo competition returns.

Beach Bus helps showcase the delights of Hampshire’s coastline

Enjoy spectacular sights on the beach bus this summer web crop

Published on Friday 28 July 2017 in Visiting news

The chance to discover the delights of Hampshire’s coastline is prompting local people and visitors to board the popular route 99 Beach Bus service this summer.

Over five thousand people discover art in New Forest National Park

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Published on Friday 28 July 2017 in New Forest Arts Festival news

Artists and creative groups from across the New Forest came together over two weeks to celebrate the National Park through art.

Awards recognise the best of the New Forest

Award winners 2017

Published on Thursday 27 July 2017 in New Forest awards news

Passion for local produce and woodcraft, contributions to the commoning community and a talent for inspiring young people about sustainability were the recipe for success at this year’s awards.

New Forest organisations call on Government to support commoners, Verderers, farmers and landowners in ‘Green Brexit’

New Forest Show 2017

Published on Thursday 27 July 2017 in Sustainability news

New Forest organisations presented Defra Minister Lord Gardiner with a paper outlining how future agricultural schemes could protect the unique Forest environment.

Explore the Forest’s past, present and future with the National Park Authority

Rans wood

Published on Friday 21 July 2017 in Things to do news

Visit our stand at the New Forest Show to discover the fascinating story of the Forest’s ancient woods and trees.

Winner of Forest inspired art competition announced

Open Art first prize winner Sandra Binney (middle right)

Published on Tuesday 18 July 2017 in What's on news

A stunning mixed media painting of a Highland cow has triumphed over a spectacular collection of artworks to win the fifth New Forest Open Art competition.

Archaeologists unearth ancient origins of New Forest town

buckland rings

Published on Monday 17 July 2017 in Fascinating history news

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of homes that housed some of the earliest inhabitants of a New Forest town.

Hundreds respond to Future Forest consultation

Nigel Matthews talks to residents at Fordingbridge future forest drop in session

Published on Wednesday 12 July 2017 in Recreation news

Over 800 people have given their views on managing recreation in the New Forest in a consultation by all the main organisations with a remit for caring for the Forest and helping people enjoy it.

National Parks Week countdown begins

national parks plan

Published on Tuesday 11 July 2017 in Learning about news

This year’s National Parks Week (Monday 24 to Sunday 30 July) is all about bringing people together.

Search for Forest’s best buildings begins

building design

Published on Monday 10 July 2017 in Building design news

The New Forest is well known for its free roaming animals, precious habitats and tranquil woodland.

Vote for your favourite New Forest tree

Woodland

Published on Thursday 6 July 2017 in Out and about news

Majestic oaks, a solitary crab apple and a horse chestnut loved by the community are just some of the trees in the running to be the New Forest’s favourite.

New Forest Tour returns with bird’s-eye views of the National Park

The new forest tour green route web

Published on Thursday 6 July 2017 in Visiting news

Visitors to the New Forest can feast their eyes on the very best views of the area atop the New Forest Tour which starts back this weekend (8 July).

Maritime and Coastguard Agency staff help New Forest rivers and streams

Staff and volunteers taking part in the himalayan balsam pull at lymington reedbeds nature reserve

Published on Monday 3 July 2017 in Caring for news

Staff from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency changed their focus from sea to rivers to help rid New Forest waterways of invasive plants.

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