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Public fall for autumnal Forest photos

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Published on Tuesday 5 December 2017

Hundreds of autumnal photos of the New Forest have been whittled down to a handful of their favourites by the public in the National Park Authority’s photo contest.

National Parks UK Volunteer Awards – Winners Announced

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Published on Wednesday 22 November 2017

From BME community mentors in Peak District National Park to family and scout groups protecting the Cleveland Way trail; the winners of the National Parks UK Volunteer Awards 2017 have been revealed.

Snap up prizes in New Forest autumn photo competition

Water s edge by hannah burrows won first prize in the autumn 2016 edition of the new forest national park authority s photo competition

Published on Tuesday 7 November 2017

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

Public crown favourite New Forest artist

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Published on Tuesday 24 October 2017

An artist from Milford-on-Sea has triumphed in the New Forest Open Art Exhibition for a second time, winning an award for her 3D piece created from gorse wood.

Help plant a wildlife space to celebrate a loved one

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Published on Tuesday 17 October 2017

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 Parks for National Health

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Published on Tuesday 12 September 2017

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.

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

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

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Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

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

Capture the New Forest in summer photo competition

seasonal snaps summer 2016 Robert Bigwood (first)

Published on Thursday 3 August 2017

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

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

Columbia Sportswear and the UK’s National Parks announced a first of its kind five-year partnership.

Entries now open for New Forest awards

Presented at the New Forest Show

Published on Thursday 30 March 2017

The search is on for the best local food and drink producers, diversified businesses, young farmers and commoners, and volunteers who support the New Forest’s landscape and economy.

Hundreds take action on litter in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 9 March 2017

Hundreds of volunteers braved the wind and rain to collect more than 250 bags of litter from the New Forest over the weekend (3-5 March).

Step outdoors and help discover stories of historical pathways

Explore the new forest s past on foot and discover some fascinating heritage

Published on Thursday 23 February 2017

Volunteers and communities are invited to help investigate the history behind the rights of way in the New Forest and create five new trails to help rediscover more of the Forest’s past.

Nearly 2000 new wildlife sightings recorded in the New Forest

Common blue butterfly by Ruth Kernohan.

Published on Tuesday 21 February 2017

Amateur naturalists have created 1,950 new wildlife records for 143 species in the New Forest as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project in the national park.

New Forest Volunteer Fair hits new heights

New forest nightstop at volunter fair

Published on Wednesday 1 February 2017

The New Forest’s popular volunteer fair is celebrating a record breaking year as hundreds flocked to the annual event.

New Forest project triumphs in UK volunteer awards

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Published on Thursday 19 January 2017

The winners of the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards have been announced and Pondhead Conservation Trust, Lyndhurst, has been named best project.

Tree planting event declared big success

Family Trees 2016

Published on Thursday 8 December 2016

Families came together to celebrate their loved ones last weekend by helping to plant a community woodland in the New Forest.

Public name favourite New Forest artwork

People s prize winner kim weiler from milford on sea with her 3d piece the forester crop

Published on Wednesday 28 September 2016

A stunning horse’s head sculpture by an artist from Milford-on-Sea has been chosen as the public’s favourite at the New Forest Open Art exhibition.

Discover New Forest Knowledge

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Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

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

Winners chosen in New Forest summer seasonal snaps competition

seasonal snaps summer 2016 Robert Bigwood (first)

Published on Monday 8 August 2016

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

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

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.

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

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Published on Thursday 7 July 2016

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.

The call of the wild: Environment Minister champions weekend walking trips in our National Parks

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Published on Friday 29 April 2016

Environment Minister Rory Stewart is urging all would-be walkers and have-a-go-hikers to visit their nearest National Park or public woodland this Bank Holiday weekend as he visited the New Forest.

Families invited for ‘wild play’ in the New Forest

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Published on Thursday 24 March 2016

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

Digital archaeology weekend is runaway success

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Published on Thursday 21 January 2016

The New Forest’s first Digi Arc weekend proved hugely popular, with hundreds of children and their families joining experts for a weekend of gaming and archaeology.

Discover the joys of walking this year

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Published on Wednesday 13 January 2016

Help is at hand for those looking to start walking more in 2016, with the launch of two new healthy walking groups in the New Forest.

Award winning volunteer to open New Forest fair

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Published on Tuesday 12 January 2016

This year’s expanded New Forest Volunteer Fair is set to be opened by the National Parks UK young volunteer of the year.

Public pick favourite autumnal New Forest photo

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Published on Friday 20 November 2015

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

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.

Natural Health Service helps New Forest patients

Fordingbridge walking for health

Published on Friday 23 October 2015

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

Winning photo announced in UK National Parks Photo Competition

National Parks Photo Competition 2015

Published on Friday 4 September 2015

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

Nominations open for 2015 National Parks Volunteer Awards

Volunteer fair

Published on Monday 29 June 2015

The UK's National Parks are now accepting nominations for the annual National Parks Volunteer Awards.

Voting results announced in the New Forest

Seasonal Snaps

Published on Thursday 7 May 2015

The votes have been cast and the winners chosen in a competition to find the best spring photo of the New Forest.

Art competition open for entries

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Published on Friday 1 May 2015

The New Forest’s famous scenery, wildlife and traditions will be celebrated this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competition.

Sweet taste of success for New Forest chocolatier

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Published on Thursday 30 April 2015

A chocolate maker in the New Forest has scooped a prestigious national award for producing treats of the highest quality.

Make a difference to countryside access in the New Forest

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Published on Tuesday 24 March 2015

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.

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

New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

Published on Tuesday 13 January 2015

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

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

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Published on Tuesday 6 January 2015

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

Volunteer organisations invited to New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015

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Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Charities and local groups looking to recruit volunteers are invited to register their interest for the New Forest Volunteer Fair 2015.

Less than month left to nominate volunteer heroes for UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

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Published on Friday 29 August 2014

The nomination deadline for the UK National Parks Volunteer Awards is looming.

A day for play in the New Forest

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Published on Friday 1 August 2014

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

Celebrate the Forest with your summer snaps

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Published on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Our Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back for its summer outing, inviting people to submit their seasonal photos of the Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

Nominations open for 2014 UK National Parks Volunteer Awards

Volunteer fair

Published on Friday 11 July 2014

Nominations are now being accepted for the annual UK National Parks Volunteer Awards.

Have your say on playing outdoors

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Published on Thursday 12 June 2014

Children and parents based in and around the New Forest are being asked their thoughts on playing outdoors in the National Park as part of a new research project.

Art in the Park

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Published on Wednesday 16 April 2014

The New Forest’s world-renowned landscapes and wildlife will be celebrated this summer as sculptors, painters and photographers compete for prizes in a local art competition.

UK National Parks 'Space to Grow' photo competition

Forest scenes by Mark Heighes

Published on Wednesday 16 April 2014

It is often said that the UK's National Parks represent the essence of Britain – its past, its present, and its future.

Seasonal Snaps winners capture New Forest’s splendour

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Published on Thursday 10 April 2014

A mysterious woodland, pony at sunset, watery landscape and teddy bear’s picnic are the prize winners in the New Forest National Park Authority’s spring photo competition.

Capture spring in the Forest with your seasonal snaps

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Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014

The New Forest National Park Authority’s Seasonal Snaps photo competition is back, inviting people to submit their spring photos of the Forest on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win great prizes.

New challenges and new friends found at Volunteer Fair

Volunteer Fair 2014

Published on Monday 17 March 2014

More than 250 people looking for new challenges and new friends headed to the fourth annual New Forest Volunteer Fair on Saturday (15 March).

Dive, dig and discover as a New Forest volunteer

Lidar heritage mapping

Published on Monday 3 March 2014

Laser mapping, wildlife recording and underwater marine surveys are just some of the exciting opportunities at this year’s New Forest Volunteer Fair.

Stay connected and win a New Forest Marque hamper

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Published on Tuesday 31 December 2013

Grab your chance to win a hamper of delicious New Forest produce by signing up for the monthly National Park email newsletter.

Capture autumn in the forest with your seasonal snaps

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Published on Tuesday 5 November 2013

The New Forest National Park Authority has launched a photography competition with a difference, inviting people to tweet their autumnal photos of the forest for a chance to win one of three prizes.

Meet the ancient trees of the New Forest

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Published on Wednesday 18 September 2013

Come along on a gentle stroll through the Ancient and Ornamental woodlands of the New Forest this Saturday (21 September) in search of the largest ancient beech tree in the Forest.

National Park rangers celebrate scorching summer season

Ranger team mobile unit

Published on Thursday 29 August 2013

New Forest National Park rangers are celebrating a bumper season of events thanks to a spectacular summer.

Youth Mosaic project launched in the New Forest

Youth mosaic launch at Burley

Published on Friday 23 August 2013

An innovative project to provide skills and opportunities for young people in the New Forest was launched in Burley.

National Park prize draw winners revealed

Prize draw

Published on Monday 5 August 2013

The winners of the New Forest National Park Authority prize draw have been revealed.

New Forest National Park Authority in the business of corporate partnerships

Pony in the early morning

Published on Monday 22 July 2013

Companies are invited to join us and make a difference to the New Forest.

Love Your National Parks celebration launched

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Published on Monday 10 June 2013

Celebrating National Parks which bring us health, wealth and happiness

Second annual UK National Parks Volunteer Awards launched

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Published on Friday 7 June 2013

UK National Parks seeks nominees for second annual volunteer awards

National Parks photo competition winner named

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Published on Thursday 23 May 2013

Adventurer Ben Fogle names winner of UK National Parks 'Actively Yours' photo competition

Fair helps recruit new volunteers

New Forest Volunteer Fair

Published on Wednesday 6 March 2013

Nearly 300 people came to find out how they could make a difference in the New Forest at the third annual volunteer.

Photography exhibition at Moors Valley Country Park

Published on Thursday 13 December 2012

Brighten up your winter by taking a trip to Moors Valley Country Park’s Visitor Centre to visit the free ‘Dream View’ photography exhibition.

Celebrating 2012 through art

Published on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Come along and visit the Red House Museum in Christchurch to celebrate this culturally significant year.

Fair helps recruit new volunteers

Published on Thursday 8 March 2012

Over 370 people came to find out how they could make a difference in the New Forest at the second annual volunteer fair.

Volunteers wanted for World War II project

Published on Wednesday 29 February 2012

Airfields, spy schools, bombing ranges, bunkers and D-Day preparations have shaped the New Forest National Park into what it is today.

New Forest volunteering can be the key to employment

Published on Tuesday 28 February 2012

People who are looking to gain more experience in areas they are passionate about should come to the second annual Volunteer Fair at the New Forest Community Centre.

Love the New Forest? Come to the National Park ‘Volunteer Fair’

Published on Wednesday 15 February 2012

People with a passion for the New Forest are invited to a Volunteer Fair showcasing the best of volunteering opportunities in the National Park.

Handy tips on getting involved

Published on Thursday 1 December 2011

If you are an organisation looking to recruit volunteers then come along to the second annual New Forest volunteer fair next March.

All Ability Bikes get first outing

Published on Thursday 9 June 2011

Students from Oak Lodge School in Dibden Purlieu have spent this morning (Thursday 9 June) exploring Blackwater in the New Forest National Park on a new range of ‘all ability bikes’.

New Forest – The one-stop shop for Christmas

Published on Thursday 16 December 2010

Now you can make Christmas a truly New Forest experience by using only local food, buying Forest-inspired presents, decorating your tree using only natural decorations.

Funding help for New Forest community groups

Published on Monday 8 November 2010

The New Forest National Park Authority is inviting community groups to learn more about funding for environmental and community projects.

Still time to enter photography competition

Published on Tuesday 28 September 2010

There is still time for keen photographers who love taking pictures of the New Forest National Park to enter an exciting competition with great prizes.

National Park seeks volunteers for Coastal Heritage Project

Published on Tuesday 26 January 2010

Digging, diving and data-recording opportunities are on offer to volunteers who would like to take part in the Coastal Heritage Project being led by the New Forest National Park Authority.

Snap your ‘iconic’ image of the New Forest National Park

Published on Friday 15 May 2009

Top prizes are on offer this year to winners of the annual New Forest National Park Authority and Forestry Commission photography competition.

Key organisations work together to give the New Forest a 'spring clean'

Published on Tuesday 17 March 2009

Officers from three top New Forest organisations joined forces to give the National Park a spring clean on Friday 13 March.

Competition winners become 'seasoned' photographers

Published on Friday 13 February 2009

The third annual New Forest photography competition, jointly organised by the New Forest National Park Authority and the Forestry Commission, proved the most difficult to judge yet.

Volunteers needed to help develop cultural heritage project in the New Forest

Published on Monday 11 June 2007

The New Forest Landscape Partnership has secured a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to put together a bid that could attract funding of around £2 million to the New Forest.

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