A coastal ranger has been appointed to promoteÂ the special qualities and environment of the New Forest coast through a variety of organised activities.
This includes Hurst Spit, Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes at the start of the Solent Way.
Leanne Atkinson is beingÂ jointly funded by the National Park Authority and Hampshire County Council.Â One of her main priorities is to form links with local schools and community groups and provide organised outreach activities, public events and guided walks.Â
Leanne said: “Iâ€™m really enjoying my role as a coastal ranger. I have met so many different types of people and Iâ€™m looking forward to spending my time out and about on the coast delivering a jam-packed diary of events this summer.”
See pages 76 to 83.