New Forest Northern Commons

New Forest ponies drink at Dockens Water in the New Forest, Hampshire

A colourful mosaic of blooming heather and gorse, braided wetlands and ancient woodland pasture

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Things to see and do

Our places

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What's on

Upcoming events

Community tree planting at Foxbury

Sun 29 Jan 2017
Help our rangers to plant a tree and create a wildlife woodland for the future at Foxbury.

Foxbury Forest School

Thu 02 Feb 2017
Nature-inspired learning through play. Take part in fun activities, including den building, wild art, green woodwork skills, outdoor cookery and more.

Cadbury Egg Hunt

Sun 16 Apr 2017
Take on the explorer trail at Foxbury to discover nature's hidden secrets in the New Forest, and earn a tasty chocolate treat.

Spring bird walk

Sun 23 Apr 2017
Discover New Forest birds as they start to migrate, nest and call on this early morning walk at Foxbury.

The Great British Dog Walk at Foxbury

Sun 21 May 2017
Join us for The Great British Dog Walk at Foxbury. Fun for all the family - kids and dogs go free.
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Our work

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Get involved

Volunteers burning gorse in the forest, Hampshire

Join our conservation team 

Fancy joining in with our work? Our volunteer program caters for all interests and abilities, whether it's practical conservation, wildlife surveys or community and event work.

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Cattle grazing on the common in the New Forest, Hampshire

Lowland heathland in the New Forest 

We care for many diverse habitats in the New Forest. One of the rarest is the lowland heathland.

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Two children hunting for bugs at Foxbury, Hampshire

Education and learning in the New Forest 

Foxbury is a fascinating landscape of heathland, woodland, wetland, ponds and scrub, benefitting a myriad of specialised wildlife. It's a fascinating location for learning and field study for all ages, and a great place to complete some 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

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