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New Forest

 Working Area (Grid Ref) Approx Completion Date Activity
Broadley (SU250990) End of January 2018 Timber dispatch
Hawkhill (SU35280253) End of February 2018 Felling, extraction and timber dispatch.
Rhinefield Sandy's and Vinney Ridge (SU267057) End of February 2018 Felling, extraction and timber dispatch
Aldridgehill and Clumbers Inclosure (SU268034) End of February 2018 Timber dispatch only
Stubby Copse, Brockenhurst (SU325035)  End of February 2018 Timber dispatch (via Parkhill)
Parkhill, nr Lyndhurst (SU320050) End of February 2018  Timber dispatch only
Denny New (SU325065) End of February 2018 Timber dispatch via Parkhill
Burley New End of March 2018 Dispatch of timber
Linford End of March 2018 Dispatch of timber
Holly Hatch End of March 2018 Despatch of timber
North Slufters End of March 2018  Harvesting extraction & dispatch of timber  
South Slufters End of March 2018  Dispatch of timber  
North Bentleys  End of March 2018 Dispatch of timber - residue removal
South Bentleys End of March 2018 Dispatch of timber
Durhill End of March 2018 Dispatch of timber  - residue removal
Holmsley  End of March 2018 Harvesting extraction & dispatch of timber  

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Dorset Woodlands

 Working Area Approx Completion Date Activity
Field Grove/Bonsley Wood December 2017 Timber haulage
Wareham West December 2017 Timber haulage
Moreton December 2017 Timber haulage
Wareham main block and Gore Heath  December 2018 Harvesting, extraction and haulage
 Whatcombe March 2018 Coppicing  
 Shillingstone March 2018 Coppicing  
 Ringwood North December 2017 Timber haulage
 Grovely December 2017 Timber haulage
 Hurn March 2018 Harvesting, extraction and haulage

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What do other visitors say?

Hurrah for the Agister. It is about time these dog owners showed some responsibility towards the animals, birds, flora and other users of the forest. It is not acceptable for these dog owners to use the forest as a dogs' public toilet, to let their dogs chase the deer and stampede the ponies and to disturb ground nesting birds. Nor is it acceptable to take run a business taking packs of dogs into the forest with no control.

John, 11/May/2016

are there any laws on walking dogs in the forest? I was rudely spoken to by an agister to stay on a path and keep dogs on a lead. I understand this is protected land but it still is public

Anonymous, 18/Apr/2016

Firstly I would like to apologise for someone being rude to you. However, we are within our rights to ask all members of public to keep dogs under close control within high conservation areas. We actively encourage all members of the public to enjoy the New Forest and walk their dogs in a responsible and positive manner. This may mean staying on main paths and avoiding open heathland during ground nesting bird season (March – August) The New Forest is home to some very special ground nesting birds such as the woodlark, nightjar and Dartford warbler: it is designated as a Special Protection Area in part because of the breeding populations of these three species. It also has many other special designations due to the rare flora and fauna that lives here. Please help us protect this special place for generations to enjoy. If you would like to discuss this matter further please contact us with your details

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Last updated: 13th January 2018


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