Beautiful landscapes news

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

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

Hunt begins for favourite New Forest tree

Ashurst tree, landscape

Published on Wednesday 8 March 2017

The New Forest is home to more ancient and veteran trees than anywhere else in Western Europe, with many dating back hundreds of years.

New Forest fungi - a feast for your eyes

Forest fungi at Norley Wood

Published on Thursday 1 September 2016

The Forestry Commission is launching a campaign to highlight the importance of the New Forest for fungi, and to appeal for support for a ‘no-picking’ code on the Site of Special Scientific Interest.

Interactive map shows New Forest’s dark night skies

light pollution

Published on Monday 13 June 2016

New detailed satellite maps of light pollution in England show that the New Forest boasts some of the darkest skies in the south east.

Reviving rural skills to benefit wildlife

OPOF hedgelaying 2016

Published on Monday 9 May 2016

Volunteers in the New Forest are learning traditional rural skills to help revive the area’s hedgerows for wildlife.

Multi-million pound scheme enhances New Forest’s world renowned habitats


Published on Friday 18 December 2015

England’s largest environmental improvement scheme has reached its halfway point, after five years of impressive achievements in the New Forest.

Landmark grant to secure New Forest’s future


Published on Monday 26 October 2015

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.

Awards celebrate New Forest successes


Published on Thursday 30 July 2015

The CLA and New Forest National Park Authority have announced the winners of their 2015 joint awards.

Five-figure funding boost for conservation group


Published on Thursday 30 July 2015

Volunteers in the New Forest are celebrating receiving a £10,000 grant to help them discover and promote the natural heritage of their local river.

Help plant a woodland to celebrate a loved one


Published on Wednesday 8 July 2015

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

Art competition open for entries

michael parker

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.

New Forest walks with a difference


Published on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Witchcraft, hill forts and the mysterious death of an English king are just some of the fascinating topics covered in a new set of New Forest walking routes.

New Forest stargazers overcome ‘night blight’ to flourish


Published on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Astronomers across the New Forest are heralding the area as an excellent location for stargazing, while raising awareness of the impact of light pollution on dark night skies.

Local community invited to join study on reducing visual impact of existing power lines in New Forest

Idol of Bratley

Published on Monday 23 February 2015

National Grid and New Forest National Park Authority collaborating as part of the Visual Impact Provision project

Be part of a multi-million pound New Forest project

our past our future

Published on Wednesday 3 December 2014

New Forest residents and visitors are invited to find out how to play their part in a new scheme seeking to ensure the area flourishes.

Rare bird recorded at common for first time in a decade

Luke Parkinson

Published on Tuesday 2 December 2014

An iconic New Forest bird species has been recorded at Barton Common in New Milton for the first time in more than 10 years.

New Forest photo contest attracts record number of entries

seasonal snaps

Published on Friday 21 November 2014

A bellowing stag, highland cattle and brightly-coloured fungi were the prize winners in the autumn edition of the ‘Seasonal Snaps’ photo contest, which received a record number of entries.

Heathland rarer than rainforest shows its true colours

New Forest National Park. Credit Martin Brown

Published on Tuesday 9 September 2014

The New Forest National Park is putting on a spectacular display of purple haze thanks to a habitat which is rarer than rainforest.

Meet the ancient trees of the New Forest

Forest floor

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.

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