Shutdown for New Forest campsites and major car parks

THE New Forest’s campsites and country parks have been closed due to the coronavirus outbreak – and the main car parks are set to follow suit. The move follows the closure of council leisure centres...
Hoburne Naish

Residents warn of dangerous detour as holiday park to shut beach path

THE owners of Hoburne Naish holiday park at Barton have been criticised over plans to stop public access to a path which local residents use to reach the beach. For over 50 years people have...
Ice cream vans

Rival frozen out as cold war whipped up between ice cream sellers

A POPULAR Milford beauty spot was at the centre of a cold war after rival ice cream traders went head to head on a sunny afternoon. Despite operating her ice cream business at New Lane...

Coronavirus: New Forest tourism bookings down by up to 50%

BOOKINGS are down by half for some tourism businesses in the New Forest as the coronavirus scares off visitors, according to a local industry leader. Anthony Climpson, chief executive at tourism group Go New Forest,...

New multi-million-pound Storm Chaser rollercoaster coming to Paultons Park

BOSSES at Paultons Park in Ower have revealed details of a multi-million-pound Americana-themed attraction due to open in May 2020. The four-acre Tornado Springs attraction will feature eight themed rides, two playgrounds, food outlets and...
Forest Lodge Hotel

Hotel group making six-figure losses claims ‘strong performance’

A HOSPITALITY group which owns a portfolio of New Forest venues, including the luxury Burley Manor hotel, has claimed “strong performance” despite making six-figure losses three years running. New Forest Hotels’ finances were highlighted after...
Lyndhurst hit and run

Coronavirus: New Forest businesses prepare to share staff and resources

NEW FOREST tourism businesses are planning how to share resources and workers to help each other through the coronavirus emergency. Traders who are part of the 200-member Go New Forest tourist organisation will pool resources...
Sandy balls

£10m revamp launched at New Forest tourism’s ‘jewel in the crown’

PART of a £10m overhaul at one of the New Forest’s most popular tourist destinations was launched by its new owner with an ambition of challenging what holiday parks are all about. The opening of...
Avon beach

Three local beaches named among best seaside spots in the country

THREE beaches in Christchurch and Highcliffe have been awarded Seaside Awards in the annual Keep Britain Tidy accolades for the best spots on the UK coastline. Friar’s Cliff, Avon and Highcliffe were all recognised for...
Lymington Harbour

Sailing town aims to keep ahead of competition with new moorings

NEW walk-ashore moorings have been completed at Lymington marina as the popular sailing town tries to keep ahead of rival locations in the Solent. The £620,000 project at Town Quay was recently finished by the...
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