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This site is managed by the Friends of Ringwood Forest (FoRF). It aims to be a source of information about the Hampshire and Dorset Authorities' Minerals & Waste proposals for Ringwood Forest and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest and the associated democratic consultation processes.

Founded in April 2011, FoRF is a community driven pressure group run by volunteers. It represents a growing number of supporters (3,400+ in Dec 2013), known as the Interest Group, drawn from the people of Verwood, other Dorset & Hampshire towns & villages and many other UK & International locations who share a set of common aims.

Our Story so far

Since April 2011 FoRF has organised the "No To Purple Haze" campaign opposing Hampshire's allocation of part of Ringwood Forest and Moors Valley Country Park & Forest (MVCP) as a quarry and landfill site known as Purple Haze (North).

 Link to BBC news article about Purple Haze.(June 2011)


In December 2013 the campaign expanded to include Purple Haze (South) after the site was offered to Dorset as a quarry & restoration site. (Site Map to be updated).

Latest Information

For the latest campaign news see our Newsletters (emailed direct to all Interest Group members - send "JOIN" to or follow us on Facebook or Twitter - see the right hand menu for links.


Alternatively, please contact the Campaign Team direct by email:


Google "Purple Haze Verwood" for additional information published on other sites.


Funding & Donations


FoRF is a small, dedicated organisation which is dependant entirely on public generosity to meet its day to day running costs. If you are able to support the campaign in this way, and regardless of the amount you can afford to donate to this worthwhile cause, please click here. Thank you.

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Ringwood Forest


We need to protect this beautiful forest, for its wild life and all its visitors. Make a stand against another gravel pit & landfill site.