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Calshot Nature Club

The Trust funded six after school sessions to provided families with the opportunity to learn more about the unique wildlife, habitats and commoning system which shapes the New Forest.

The sessions involved visits to a commoners holding, meeting a keeper and exploring how woodlands and heathlands are managed in the area.

Find out more about Calshot Nature Club

Animal Safety – New Forest Tour Buses

The New Forest Trust supports the animal safety message on the back of the New Forest Tour buses to help reduce the number of accidents involving livestock on the Forest.

More information on animal accidents and what is being done to help prevent them can be found at:

Showcasing New Forest Wildlife

The Date with Nature project provides a unique showcase of New Forest Wildlife.

Working with the RSPB, our funding helped to provide training and support to the team of volunteers, without whom this project could not survive.

Open 7 days a week and completely free of charge to attend, it offers a great opportunity to get outdoors, explore and find out more about the New Forest flora, fauna and natural heritage.

During the season almost 100 people visit a day – and there are extra activities for children in school holidays and the cutting edge “Raptor cam” technology shows live footage of goshawks and hobbies birds.

Christopher Tower Library

The New Forest Centre‘s library has a remarkable collection of material that is available to those interested in the written history of the New Forest. The New Forest Trust has made several donations to the Library including one to provide a fund for immediate purchase of books and papers.

This funding was needed because experience showed that too often the centre was unable to buy an important document because it took too long to raise the money required. Having a fund with immediately available finance took away the risk that such documents would be lost to their collection.

Ferny Crofts Scouts Activity Centre

The Trust provided funding for pond dipping equipment and a boardwalk and so that young people could discover and learn more about the wildlife of the New Forest.

Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre is situated in the heart of the New Forest near Beaulieu.