New Forest Hotels is proud to take part in the New Forest Visitor Gift Scheme.
The visitor gift scheme has been set up by the New Forest Trust to save, sustain and enhance the unique beauty and conservation value of the New Forest for us all to enjoy for many generations to come.
Without visitors, the community, lifestyle and unique landscape of The New Forest is in danger of disappearing forever…the New Forest is a very special place. We are determined to keep it that way.
It is estimated that there are currently in excess of 10 million day visits to the New Forest a year. Each visit represents an important part of the local economy and we would love for everybody who stays with us to have an understanding of the unique and complex interaction that occurs within the forest. We tell the story of those who live and work in the New Forest with our specially named room types.
Along with the New Forest Trust we aim to encourage visitors to do all they can to minimise any unintentional impact upon the fragile environment which they love and enjoy, and that we need to preserve for future generations.
Many visitors ask what they can do to help preserve and conserve the place that they visit and so love. One very direct way that you can help, is to make a donation to the New Forest Visitor Gift Scheme, who will use that money as part of one of the many projects that they support. The scheme has already been used to fund many projects including:
- Preventing animal accidents – by promoting safe driving in the Forest
- Reflective collars for ponies – making ponies visible at night to help prevent accidents
- The stallion scheme – helping to improve the stock on the forest
- Educating young people about their local environment
- The Beaulieu Road pony sales yard (opposite The Drift Inn) – supporting and assisting the New Forest Livestock Society to run the sales yard.
To help support this scheme a discretionary £1.00 charge will be added to your bill. If you would prefer not wish to make a contribution please let reception know at check out and they will be more than happy to remove this donation from your bill.
To find out how your money can help visit the Trust website .
Together we can help conserve the future of the New Forest, its environment, history and traditions. Together we can make a difference.