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Inspiring young people to care for the New Forest

Priestlands forest John muir

Published on Monday 23 October 2017

Young people today having significantly fewer opportunities for getting outside than the generations before them and spend increasing amounts of time at home online.

National Parks for National Health


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.

Vote for your favourite New Forest tree


Published on Thursday 6 July 2017

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.

Six figure boost for New Forest inclusive cycling scheme

Inclusive cycling 2015 beaulieu heath

Published on Wednesday 14 June 2017

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.

Join walkers to feel the benefit of a weekly stroll


Published on Monday 27 February 2017

People of all ages and abilities are invited to experience the health benefits of regular walking by joining two New Forest walking groups.

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.

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.

Join 33,000 people in outdoor award scheme


Published on Friday 17 June 2016

An international scheme to get more people exploring the great outdoors is running taster sessions in the New Forest.

Environmental award launched in the New Forest


Published on Wednesday 11 May 2016

New Forest National Park Authority is launching the John Muir Award with a series of fun and interactive sessions about the environmental award and the man known as the ‘Father of National Parks'.

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

DEFRA minister

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.

Digital archaeology weekend is runaway success

digi arc

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


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

new forest show 2015

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.

Tree planting event declared big success


Published on Tuesday 1 December 2015

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

Two thirds of parents have outdoor play concerns

family playing in New Forest

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.

A day for play in the New Forest

wild play

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.

Have your say on playing outdoors

wild play

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.

Volunteering celebrated at national parks conference

Published on Monday 14 October 2013

Volunteers in the New Forest contributed a staggering 6,250 hours to national park projects in the last financial year, and now a national conference has met to discuss ways to increase participation

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.

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