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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.

Hedgelaying – Walhampton

When: Saturday 16 February 9.30am – 4pm BOOK HERE

Coppicing – Pondhead Inclosure, Lyndhurst

When: Thursday 21 February, 11am – 3pm BOOK HERE

Venison Butchery – Sparsholt College

When: Friday 1 March, 9am – 5pm BOOK HERE

Safe Use of pesticides PA1 – Sparsholt College

When: Tuesday 7 May, 9.30am – 4.30pm BOOK HERE

Pesticide Application hand held PA6 – Sparsholt College

When: Wednesday 8 May, 9.30am – 4.30pm BOOK HERE

Pesticide Application tractor mounted PA2 – Sparsholt College

When: Wednesday 14 May, 9.30am – 4.30pm BOOK HERE

Tree Safety and Surveying – Minstead Village Hall

When: Friday 10 May, 9.30am – 4pm BOOK HERE

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

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

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