The New Forest code

The New Forest Code

Updated 12th June 2023

The New Forest code focuses on nine simple ways visitors and residents can help care for this unique and special place.

  • Keep your distance from the animals – don’t feed or touch them *
  • Take home litter and dog waste
  • No fires or barbecues *
  • Keep dogs under control. Don’t let dogs approach or chase any animals
  • Park only in car parks
  • No wild camping
  • Stick to the permitted cycle tracks
  • Drive with care – animals on the road!
  • Help wildlife by keeping to the main tracks

* Failure to comply may result in a fixed penalty of £100 or being taken to court and a fine of up to £1,000.

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