Visiting the New Forest
Help us protect freshwater in the Forest
The New Forest is world famous for its wetland wildlife. From source to sea, the ponds and bogs, rivers and streams, mudflats and saltmarshes are all extremely special for plants and animals alike. The grazing livestock and a landscape which boasts areas of clean unpolluted wetland habitats, make the New Forest one of the best and most Important Freshwater Landscapes and coastal areas in the UK.
Wetland wildlife depends on clean unpolluted water and space to breed and feed undisturbed. As co-hosts of the New Forest Catchment Partnership, we are asking visitors to the New Forest to help us protect the Forest’s internationally-significant freshwater habitats and the wonderful wildlife they support.
Enjoy your visit to the New Forest – and help us make a difference for this Important Freshwater Landscape.