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A beautiful sprawling wilderness to explore for retreat and adventure

The New Forest Northern Commons comprise of five commons that we care for. Each one is a unique landscape of woodland, heathland, mire and grassland, shaped by man and nature since the Bronze Age.

A thriving working forest, the sense of tradition and rural practices remain today. The beautiful sprawling wilderness offers opportunity for both retreat and adventure. Whether escaping life's ever increasing pace, rambling through open spaces and woodlands with friends and family, or just finding a quiet spot to unwind in.

Our special places

Find out where the five commons we look after are using our quick view map. directions can be found on our 'How to get here' page.

Fancy joining in?

We think the New Forest is a great place to work and welcome new volunteers all the time. If you fancy getting involved, no matter what time you have to offer, we would love to hear from you.

Our Foxbury events

Seasonal events within our Foxbury site are a fun way to get involved in the places we love. We offer a mixture of our own events as well as community days and events hosted for us by our friends.

Partnership working

Our friends at the New Forest National Park Authority want to find out your views about the New Forest to help develop a landmark scheme to ensure the National Park is fit to face future challenges.

Taking the lead

Did you know that not all birds nest in trees? From March to July many birds make their nests on the ground, so it's important to keep dogs in close control during this time.

Love to cycle?

The New Forest is a great place to explore on your bike with the family. Check the cycle route map before you leave to make sure you stay on track and stay safe by reading the New Forest cycling code.