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Uncovering the medieval and pre-historic past of the New Forest

Denny dig

Published on Thursday 15 June 2017

Uncovering the medieval and pre-historic past of the New Forest in an excavation led by University of Winchester archaeologist.

History in the making at Buckland Rings


Published on Tuesday 4 April 2017

An exciting new interpretation project is coming to fruition at Buckland Rings Iron Age Hill Fort on the outskirts of Lymington.

Archaeological excavations to uncover New Forest’s medieval past

heritage, medieval

Published on Monday 13 June 2016

A new archaeological project is underway in the New Forest to enable a team from the University of Winchester to shed light on the medieval landscape of the National Park.

High-tech archaeology weekend for all ages


Published on Monday 11 January 2016

Join archaeologists and computer game specialists for an interactive weekend of gaming, history and cutting edge technology.

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.

Shedding light on the New Forest’s past


Published on Friday 18 September 2015

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

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.

History weekend attracts visitors of all ages


Published on Wednesday 22 July 2015

Hundreds of people headed to the coast last weekend to learn about the New Forest’s enthralling past at a hands-on history event.

New Forest commoners receive expert support

land advice

Published on Thursday 9 July 2015

Commoners in the New Forest will receive much-needed financial support to continue their ancient way of life thanks to help from local land advisers.

New Forest hands-on history weekend for all ages


Published on Monday 29 June 2015

Pilot an underwater vehicle, handle historical artefacts and discover high-tech archaeological gadgets at a free family history event this summer.

Shipwright School ready to welcome students

mary montagu

Published on Thursday 9 April 2015

A new replica timber frame 18th century shipwrights’ workshop at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, has been handed over to the IBTC.

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.

World War I flying ace commemorated

fawley church

Published on Wednesday 4 March 2015

On 12 March 1928, World War I flying ace Flight Lieutenant Samuel ‘Kink’ Kinkead took off in a seaplane from RAF Calshot in the New Forest.

Laser scanning brings ice house to life


Published on Thursday 29 January 2015

Eating an ice cream in the idyllic New Forest is a pleasure that many of us take for granted.

New Forest commoners face grant change challenges

land advice

Published on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Changes to payments that farmers receive to help them rear animals or grow crops are posing unique challenges for New Forest commoners.

Investigate the history on your doorstep

heritage on my doorstep

Published on Monday 6 October 2014

Anyone with an interest in history and a desire to discover more about their local area can unearth the secrets of their community’s past as part of an exciting new project.

Ancient tradition produces world class pork

Luke Parkinson

Published on Thursday 2 October 2014

The ancient New Forest tradition of pannage is producing pork to rival any in the world, thanks to the pigs’ free roaming lifestyle and diet of acorns.

Ride and stride around New Forest churches


Published on Thursday 11 September 2014

A record number of New Forest churches are throwing open their doors to visitors this Saturday as part of this year’s Ride and Stride event.

Unearth the secrets behind your treasures at finds day

finds day

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

A finds identification day in the New Forest is offering people the chance to have their historical objects analysed by local archaeologists.

Receive recognition for your building


Published on Wednesday 21 May 2014

A prestigious New Forest awards scheme is seeking innovative buildings within agricultural holdings to promote good design in the National Park.

Discover the historic churches at the heart of New Forest communities

Frank Green at the launch of the second Discovery leaflet at St Mary, Copythorne, with the Rev John Reeve, Priest in Charge of St Mary, Copythorne, and team vicar of St Matthew, Netley Marsh

Published on Monday 21 October 2013

The New Forest’s churches have been at the centre of local communities since at least the forest’s formation over 900 years ago and many trace their origin to a much earlier period.

ITV series to feature New Forest National Park

Caroline Quentin

Published on Tuesday 30 April 2013

The New Forest National Park will be featured as part of a new ITV series with actress Caroline Quentin to celebrate the country’s National Parks.

Boost for New Forest commoning

New Forest Pony

Published on Thursday 21 March 2013

The New Forest’s ancient farming traditions have received a boost thanks to land secured at Rockford Common near Ringwood, in support of commoning.

Literary links, architectural gems and history galore to discover in the New Forest during National Parks’ Week

Penelope Chitty Rev Dr James Bruce and Frank Green NPA Archaeologist

Published on Wednesday 28 July 2010

Can you solve the mystery of Sherlock Holmes’s link to the New Forest? Do you know where to find Goldilocks in the National Park? Where can the famous Snakecatcher’s grave be found?

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