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New Forest Notes: Jubilee tree planting debate evokes long-forgotten row

03 June 2022
New Forest Notes: Jubilee tree planting debate evokes long-forgotten row

New Forest Notes: Jubilee tree planting debate evokes long-forgotten row

03 June 2022

I AM not sure if we have heard the last of Burley Parish Council’s plans to plant a small copse on Forest land to commemorate the jubilee.


New Forest Notes: A thicket of permissions for people using the New Forest

06 May 2022
New Forest Notes: A thicket of permissions for people using the New Forest

New Forest Notes: A thicket of permissions for people using the New Forest

06 May 2022

LAST summer Forestry England introduced a new system for regulating organised events in the Forest.


New Forest Notes: A national park 'spatial vision' - fiddling while Rome burns?

04 July 2019
New Forest Notes: A national park 'spatial vision' - fiddling while Rome burns?

New Forest Notes: A national park 'spatial vision' - fiddling while Rome burns?

04 July 2019

I FIND increasingly frustrating the piles of jargon-filled paperwork which are thrown at members of the Verderers' Court by outside bodies. The latest…


New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

06 June 2019
New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

06 June 2019

THE recent reports of fires in the Forest over the Easter weekend raise some interesting questions about our vulnerability to fire once climate change…


New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

03 May 2019
New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

03 May 2019

UNTIL the last few decades virtually nothing was known about the occupation and use of the New Forest in Roman times. The exception to this was the use…


New Forest Notes: Chris Packham has poked a wasp's nest

05 March 2019
New Forest Notes: Chris Packham has poked a wasp's nest

New Forest Notes: Chris Packham has poked a wasp's nest

05 March 2019

CHRIS PACKHAM’S Inside Out television programme for the BBC on the subject of grazing pressures in the Forest has produced an angry buzzing from the Forest…


New Forest Notes: did TV tell the truth about the national park?

01 February 2019
New Forest Notes: did TV tell the truth about the national park?

New Forest Notes: did TV tell the truth about the national park?

01 February 2019

OVER Christmas the television provided a wealth of films on the New Forest. Firstly, there was the repeat of a series first shown several years ago and…


New Forest Notes: the verderers and the Great War - the aftermath

04 January 2019
New Forest Notes: the verderers and the Great War - the aftermath

New Forest Notes: the verderers and the Great War - the aftermath

04 January 2019

FOUR years ago I started the story of how the Great War affected the Forest and the verderers’ administration of it (updated in subsequent January issues…


New Forest Notes: pony drifts and declining Forest skills

07 December 2018
New Forest Notes: pony drifts and declining Forest skills

New Forest Notes: pony drifts and declining Forest skills

07 December 2018

LAST month provided one of those times when ordinary members of the New Forest Commoners’ Defence Association have an opportunity of learning about the…


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