The land we care for at New Forest Northern Commons

Sunrise at Ibsley Common, New Forest, Hampshire

We care for plenty of land by the New Forest Northern Commons, conserving its spectacular scenery for future generations to enjoy and for you to spend the day wandering, exploring, hiking or dog walking.

Foxbury

With miles of wide gravel tracks within the enclosure, Foxbury is a safe environment to explore and enjoy. Perfect for walking, running, fitness, cycling, horse riding and just about anything else you can think of.
 
As a fragile site of conservation and with a lot of work going on here, access does remain by invitation only. We frequently host seasonal events though so you can come along and see what we are up to.
Cattle grazing in the forest
Gorse and cattle in Foxbury in the New Forest, Hampshire

Bramshaw Commons

Enjoy the diverse landscapes of Bramshaw: the views from Stagbury Hill, the open space at Half Moon or the bogs at Plaitford.
 
Bramshaw is a strong holding of commoning and home to a myriad of wildlife, popular with dog walkers and wildlife spotters alike. Look closely to discover one of our most precious natural resources.

Hale Purlieu

Cattle by the water in the New Forest
Cattle by the water in the New Forest, Hampshire
Hide away in a secluded spot amidst bird chorus and the architects of the Forest. At Hale Purlieu, there's space to play and captivating views to enjoy.

Hightown Common

Sniff out new walks at Hightown for you and your four-legged friend. Small but perfectly formed, Hightown is the New Forest in miniature.
 
Hide away in a secluded spot amidst bird chorus and the architects of the Forest.

Rockford and Ibsley

Volunteers at Ibsley Common
Volunteers at Ibsley Common, New Forest, Hampshire
Climb to the top of a hill or simply stroll through wild open landscapes at Rockford. Spend a day discovering nature's playground at its best.
 
Stumble across extraordinary scenery and spectacular views at Ibsley, steeped in history and conserved for future generations.

Illustrated map of New Forest Northern Commons

Get a quick view of New Forest Northern Commons with our helpful, illustrated map.