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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.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Explore some of the best freshwater habitats in the UK

Fairy shrimp in a new forest pond by naomi ewald2

Published on Thursday 29 June 2017 in Learning about news

A joint press release by the Freshwater Habitats Trust and the New Forest National Park Authority.

Learn more about the debate about recreation management at New Forest drop-in sessions

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Published on Wednesday 28 June 2017 in Caring for news

New Forest organisations asking for people’s views on managing recreation are holding a series of drop-in sessions around the National Park so people can find out more.

New housing proposals for New Forest National Park

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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 today...you’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

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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.

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