Our 2015 highlights in the New Forest National Park

Mare and foal skipping

Published Wednesday 30 December 2015

Happy New Year! Here are our highlights of 2015.


We helped to create the first New Forest community woodland.


We marked the start of our 10th anniversary year with the launch of three wildlife films by TV presenter Simon King.


We commemorated a WWI hero in the New Forest.


Hundreds of families enjoyed our free day of ‘wild play’ in the New Forest, as part of a drive to encourage children to play outdoors.

Wild play day beach news article


We hosted a workshop to develop the ‘natural health service’ in the New Forest – using nature to help improve our health and wellbeing.


The New Forest Tour returned for the summer, encouraging people to explore the New Forest car-free.


There was a record-breaking number of entries for the New Forest art competition, celebrating the landscape and culture of the National Park.


Our two New Forest MPs backed a Forest-wide anti-litter campaign.

Julian Lewis, Desmond Swayne, Alison Barnes, litter free forest and sea posters


National Grid announced that power cables near Hale had been included in a project to look at putting visually-intrusive cables underground in protected landscapes.


A multi-million pound 'Our Past Our Future' scheme, backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, was announced to help secure the New Forest’s future, marking a new era of partnership in the Forest.


A vital cycle route linking Waterside communities with the Forest was launched.


Our first Family Trees event - planting a woodland to mark family events - was a great success.


More articles in the news archive.

New Forest National Park Authority news feed


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