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Expeditions in the New Forest

posted 4 Feb 2013, 03:14 by Peter Knight

Some of the guidance about running expeditions in the New Forest has changed, as follows: 

  • Drop Cards (information left by participants to notify staff of their progress) are now banned in the New Forest by the Forestry Commission, please use alternative supervision methods.
  • Wild camp sites now incur a charge of £10 per team and still need to be booked in advance with the Forestry Commission.
  • Due to flooding and wet conditions it is very important to stick to paths and check routes in advance;
    • Impact on environment and safety is increased when crossing open areas in these conditions.
    • Remember, participants getting into a vehicle to ‘get round a wet bit’ are not fulfilling the first of the 20 conditions! 

For more information or to book an assessor or wild camp site please visit either: http://newforestean.org.uk/ (New Forest Expedition Assessor Network), or

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/newforest (Forestry Commission website).

 

Plan ahead and prepare for any expedition area by contacting the Assessor Network, details here: www.dofe.org/expeditionareas

 

Please remember to emphasise to young people the need to Leave No Trace; courses are available to help you with teaching this - see the Training Courses page.

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