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Giving New Forest nature a fighting chance


Published on Tuesday 24 November 2015 in Caring for news

A community-led conservation project is marking three successful years helping nature thrive in the New Forest.

New Forest’s popular Christmas fair returns

christmas fair 2

Published on Monday 23 November 2015 in Visiting news

Start the festive season in style with a weekend of seasonal shopping, local food and family fun at the New Forest Christmas Fair.

Public pick favourite autumnal New Forest photo


Published on Friday 20 November 2015 in What's on news

The winners have been chosen in a competition to find the most popular autumnal photo of the New Forest, which attracted a record-breaking number of entries.

Help improve access in the New Forest

Adult and child cycling in the New Forest National Par

Published on Wednesday 11 November 2015 in Visiting news

A new Member is 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.

Vital cycle link opens up New Forest National Park to Southampton and Waterside communities

Marchwood to Totton cycle path

Published on Friday 6 November 2015 in Travel news

Communities on the east of the New Forest can now access the National Park car-free thanks to a missing section of cycle path which has just opened.

New Forest Walking Festival makes great strides


Published on Friday 6 November 2015 in Walking festival news

Record numbers of walkers learnt about the New Forest during the National Park’s two week festival of expert-led walks this autumn.

Get snapping in the Forest this autumn

seasonal snaps

Published on Wednesday 4 November 2015 in Learning about news

The New Forest Seasonal Snaps photo competition returns today, giving people the chance to win great prizes for their autumnal photos.

Landmark grant to secure New Forest’s future


Published on Monday 26 October 2015 in Learning about news

A partnership scheme to conserve the New Forest’s unique heritage, landscape and wildlife for future generations has received £2.8m, thanks to National Lottery players.

National Parks that taste as good as they look

marque products

Published on Friday 23 October 2015 in Open for business news

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss MP has joined with National Parks England [1] and a host of local food heroes to celebrate the top quality food and drink produced in our finest landscapes.

Natural Health Service helps New Forest patients

Fordingbridge walking for health

Published on Friday 23 October 2015 in Living in news

Patients at a GPs’ surgery are enjoying the health benefits of walking in the New Forest National Park.

Warning of fireworks distressing New Forest ponies

New forest ponies and fireworks news article

Published on Tuesday 20 October 2015 in Commoning news

Fireworks display organisers in the New Forest are being asked to be aware of ponies and other animals to avoid causing them injuries and distress.

Help reveal secrets of First World War New Forest

Wounded wwi indian troops news article

Published on Friday 16 October 2015 in History & culture news

Volunteers with a fascination for the New Forest’s history are being sought to help uncover details of war-time activity a hundred years ago.

New member sought for New Forest National Park Authority


Published on Thursday 15 October 2015 in About us news

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Liz Truss, has announced her intention to appoint a new member to the New Forest National Park Authority.

New Forest Walking Festival returns this weekend

Walking festival 2014

Published on Monday 12 October 2015 in Things to do news

Step into autumn at the New Forest Walking Festival from this weekend (17 October) with 80 guided wildlife walks, history hikes and family adventures.

Public’s favourite New Forest artist named

hilary marshall

Published on Monday 5 October 2015 in What's on news

A Brockenhurst-based artist has scooped a prize for her painting after record numbers of visitors saw the New Forest Open Art exhibition.

Prestigious countryside awards for New Forest projects

cpre awards

Published on Thursday 1 October 2015 in Communities news

Volunteer projects returning traditional skills to the New Forest have been recognised by a countryside awards scheme.

Pedal power gets an electric boost

electric bikes inclusive cycling

Published on Monday 28 September 2015 in Travel news

Are electric bikes the answer to congestion, transport and health conundrums? Eleven new projects - including the New Forest - providing electric assisted pedal cycles could help Carplus find out.

New guide to run visitor bus services in rural landscapes

New forest tour blue route at milford on sea

Published on Thursday 24 September 2015 in Sustainability news

A new toolkit on how to run successful visitor bus services in National Parks and other special landscapes has been produced by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Shedding light on the New Forest’s past


Published on Friday 18 September 2015 in Rich cultural heritage news

Budding archaeologists of all ages can learn about the New Forest’s fascinating past at a new interactive exhibition.

Ranger Dawn leads the Green Way ahead


Published on Thursday 17 September 2015 in Caring for news

New Forest People and Wildlife Ranger Dawn Rayment (above left) is set to become a familiar face across the district as she embarks on a mission to keep it a special place for all to enjoy.

Natural England chief executive welcomed on first visit to the New Forest

Natural england visit news article

Published on Thursday 17 September 2015 in Commoning news

Natural England’s chief executive was welcomed by partner organisations on his first visit to the New Forest National Park.

National Grid plans to reduce the visual impact of overhead lines in the New Forest

Forest scenes by Mark Heighes

Published on Tuesday 15 September 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

Latest stage of a £500 million project to reduce visual impact of electricity infrastructure in protected landscapes

Brilliance in Business Awards 2015

brilliance in business

Published on Monday 14 September 2015 in Living in news

The 10th annual award scheme specifically for businesses in the New Forest district aims to celebrate the achievements of business in the area and highlight good practice.

Reaction to Navitus Bay wind farm decision

Waves at hurst spit

Published on Friday 11 September 2015 in Planning policy news

Energy Minister Lord Bourne refuses permission for wind farm off the New Forest coast

Have your say on new planning policies for the New Forest National Park

ponies grazing at Woodgreen

Published on Wednesday 9 September 2015 in Planning news

The New Forest National Park Authority is asking for people’s views on the future role of planning as it updates its local planning policies.

Business rates key to Hampshire & Isle of Wight devolution bid

Hampshire devolution bid

Published on Friday 4 September 2015 in Our work news

A bold bid to retain all business rates could make Hampshire and Isle of Wight the master of its own destiny.

Prestigious praise for community wildflower meadows

grow wild

Published on Friday 4 September 2015 in Wildlife news

A wildflower project in the New Forest has been hailed as one of the best in the country by experts from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Winning photo announced in UK National Parks Photo Competition

National Parks Photo Competition 2015

Published on Friday 4 September 2015 in Art and photography news

A photo depicting the dreamy allure of Cairngorms National Park has been announced as the winning entry for the 2015 UK National Parks Photo Competition. Taken by photographer David Russell, the image

Plan to spruce up New Forest woodlands

land advice

Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015 in Habitats & wildlife news

Residents and wildlife in Milford on Sea are set to benefit from plans to improve wooded areas in the coastal village.

New Forest MPs back anti-litter campaign

Julian Lewis, Desmond Swayne, Alison Barnes, litter free forest and sea posters

Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015 in Unspoilt landscape news

The New Forest’s two MPs have shown their support for an anti-litter campaign in the National Park.

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