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

New Forest Northern Commons

Things to see and do

Our places

New Forest Northern Commons

What's on 

Heather at Hale Purlieu Common, New Forest, Hampshire

Walks in the New Forest 

Discover wildlife and take in the sights of a unique landscape with a spring stroll through our commons. Our New Forest heathlands are bursting to life with birds calling and reptiles slithering.

Upcoming events

Spring bird walk

Sun 07 May 2017
08:00-11:00
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
11:00-16:30
Join us for The Great British Dog Walk at Foxbury. Fun for all the family - kids and dogs go free.

Nightjar walk

Tue 23 May 2017
20:45-22:30
Visit Foxbury and experience the incredible 'churr' of the nightjar at dusk.
New Forest Northern Commons

Our work

New Forest Northern Commons

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.

New Forest Northern Commons

Wildlife

New Forest Northern Commons

Learning

Two children hunting for bugs at Foxbury, Hampshire

Education and learning 

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

New Forest Northern Commons

History