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Pannage season extended in the New Forest - 18/10/2017

Pannage season extended in the New Forest

The Forestry Commission’s Deputy Surveyor announced today that the pannage season will be extended past the usual 60-day period until Sunday 17 December because there are so many acorns (this year pannage started on 11 September and was due to end on 12 November). Pannage is an ancient custom that is still used today by New Forest Commoners, who turn out their pigs into the Forest during the season.

Land exchange sparks site improvement to Linear Park - 16/10/2017

Land exchange sparks site improvement to Linear Park

Recent visitors to Linear Park may have noticed much needed work for the site has taken place over the past week.

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott annouce forest live dates - 16/10/2017

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott annouce forest live dates

Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott with special guest Billy Bragg have announced dates as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.

Enchanted Christmas returns to Westonbirt Arboretum to wow festive families - 12/10/2017

Enchanted Christmas returns to Westonbirt Arboretum to wow festive families

The popular annual Enchanted Christmas attraction returns to the National Arboretum this December transforming the spectacular Forestry Commission setting into a winter wonderland of light festive cheer.

Gary Barlow announces Forest gigs - 11/10/2017

Gary Barlow announces Forest gigs

Gary Barlow is the first artist to be announced as part of Forest Live 2018, the annual summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission.