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Successful New Forest Awakening Festival

Successful New Forest Awakening Festival


Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2024 New Forest Awakening Festival.

Led by the New Forest National Park Authority with a range of partners, it’s now an annual Festival around climate and nature running throughout the whole of March.

More than 3,000 people attended 90 events including walks, talks, theatre, arts and crafts, a local produce roadshow, growing advice, climate-themed events, litter picks, behind the scenes tours, and early green careers advice.

The Festival is about increasing people’s understanding of the special qualities of the New Forest, the issues it faces and how we can all help respond to the nature and climate crises.

Throughout the 2024 New Forest Awakening Festival, messages reached more than 1.5 million people through social and traditional media channels.

A huge thanks to the 52 organisations involved:

Hampshire County Council

Forestry England

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust


Franchises Lodge

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust

Greening Campaign

Garden Organic

Hampshire Swift Group

New Forest Early Careers Network

Greener Brockenhurst

PEDALL inclusive cycling

New Forest Marque

Hampshire Ornithological Society

Wild New Forest

University of Southampton

Bird Aware Solent

Countryside Education Trust

Fort Climate Centre

Freshwater Habitats Trust

New Forest Fruit Company

Brockenhurst College

Greening Ringwood

Pennington Community Allotments

Culture in Common

Energise Me

St Barbe Art Gallery

Patrick’s Patch

Lepe Country Park

Royal Horticultural Society

South of England Hedge Laying Society

CPRE Hampshire

New Forest Cycling Tours


New Forest Retreats

Pig Beer

Everton Nurseries

Pondhead Conservation Trust

Fairweathers Garden Centre

New Forest Catchment Partnership

Go New Forest

Hampshire Bat Group

Great British Spring Clean

Calshot Activity Centre

Friends of Brockenhurst Station

South Western Railway

Four Acre Farm

The Environment Centre, Southampton

The Sustainability Centre Petersfield

Brockenhurst Parish Council

Lymington Transition

New Forest National Park Authority


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