The New Forest National Park is a Special Protection Area for birds and
Ground nesting birds such as the lapwing, nightjar and curlew are at risk of completely disappearing from the UK as their numbers dwindle due to loss of habitat and disturbance. The New Forest is one of the last places in the UK where these birds can still be found and helping them to breed successfully is now critical to their survival in the UK.lapwing CR
Ground nesting birds can be very difficult to spot when walking across the Forest and most of us would simply be unaware that they are here. In fact, the nests are so well camouflaged that to the untrained eye it is very hard to see them before you are so close that damage has already been done.
Other car parks which have been closed for normal winter maintenance will re-open on 26 March. Details of all closures can be found on the Forestry England website here: Car Park Closures