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The New Forest Land Advice Service is running over 30 rural skills courses this year as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Our Past, Our Future landscape partnership scheme.

We are delivering a training programme for farmers, commoners, landowners and managers around the New Forest. For more information about the courses please follow the links below.

Wildflower meadow ID – Bisterne Estate

When: Tuesday 16 July, 2pm – 4pm BOOK HERE

Wildflower meadow creation – The Mill at Gordleton, Hordle

When: Tuesday 13 August, 9.30am – 4pm BOOK HERE

Manually fed Woodchippers NPTC Level 2 – Sparsholt College

When: Thursday 5 & Friday 6 September 9am – 4.30pm BOOK HERE £125

Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers C & G NPTC Level 2 – Sparsholt College

When: Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 9am – 4.30pm BOOK HERE £125

MIG Welding Skills Award Level 2 (must have completed Level 1) – Sparsholt College

When: Saturday 12 October – Saturday 7 December 9am – 1pm BOOK HERE £125

For more information about these courses, please email Richard Austin ( or call 01590 646661.

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Land Advice Service Manager


'We help commoners to continue their ancient way by providing grants, training and advice.'

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