Get the National Park on its new mobile

Published Tuesday 19 August 2008

The distinctive National Park Explorer is now out and about in the New Forest, helping people to get the most out of the time they spend in the area.

The Explorer is a mobile information unit which travels between busy visitor sites.  Behind the wheel in its debut season is Andy Brennan, the mobile unit ranger, who previously worked at Calshot Activities Centre and knows the Forest well.

Andy can answer people’s questions and give advice about where to go and what to look for. He can also show them why the Forest is so unique with the ‘woodland trunk’ - a box stuffed full of special things from the National Park.

The unit has been really popular at each of the sites visited since the National Park Authority took delivery of the Explorer on August 15. Andy said: ‘It has been great fun exploring the Park and helping people to learn more about the National Park.

‘We have information on what to see and do, and also some special prizes in the woodland trunk for those who take our wildlife challenge.’

The mobile unit will attend forthcoming events including the Nomansland Fair on Bank Holiday Monday, the New Forest Open Day at Wilverley on 29 August and the Dibden Community Fun Day at Applemore Recreation Ground on 31 August.

The Explorer, a converted Axiam Megavan, has a small 0.6 litre engine and does a fuel-efficient 80 miles per gallon. More information can be found on the Authority website.

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Media Contact:

Karen Evans
Communications Officer
New Forest National Park Authority

Tel: 01590 646650

Email: karen.evans@newforestnpa.gov.uk

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