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Learning in the woodlands of the New Forest and Dorset

The New Forest and the woods of Dorset are wonderful places to explore and discover more about our local heritage and wildlife.  Find out about our learning partners’ guided visits, or if you wish to organise your own school or family outing then browse through the activity ideas, free downloads and advice on how to plan a safe and fun day.  

Guided Visits

Whether it is an educational school visit, a Brownie outing or birthday party there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore with our various learning partners. For more information please visit the New Forest and Dorset Sections of our Guided Learning and Providers page.

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Self Guided Learning Visits

If you are interested in a Self Guided Learning visit to our woodlands in the New Forest or Dorset, please visit our Self Led Learning page for inspirational resources and ideas.

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Downloadable Resources

The New Forest is an historic landscape of international importance and is the subject of many studies by students of all ages.

The fact files below are information sheets covering subjects ranging from habitats to timber production.

Deer Management                                Habitats

Open Forest Management                     Timber Production

To find out more about the working forest including cultural heritage, wildlife and conservation in the New Forest please click here.

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Last updated: 30th June 2018

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.