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New Forest National Park

The New Forest National Park was created in March 2005 and the New Forest National Park Authority took up its full powers in April 2006. Its purposes are:Sunlight through trees, The New Forest

It is the eighth national park in England (or ninth including the Broads Authority, which has status equivalent to a national park), the first in the south-east of England and the first to be created for nearly 50 years.

The National Park lies mainly in south-west Hampshire – from east of the Avon Valley to Southampton Water and from the Solent coast to the edge of the Wiltshire chalk downs.

Source: New Forest NP website.