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About Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest is an oasis of nature and history only 7 miles from the centre of Northampton. Wildlife and history are in abundance at this ancient semi-natural woodland.

For bird's-eye views - ascend the all-ability Tree Top Way and see Salcey from a completely different viewpoint, with fantastic views in store at the top. Be warned - you'll need a head for heights!

Hit the trails - ThHorse riders on a forest road.ere are extensive trails to help you explore the forest, with three walking trails, two of which are surfaced easy-access paths. There is a 5 mile family cycle route and a 5 mile horse riding trail with its own car park for horse boxes. A Salcey forest pocket map & guide can be purchased from Tree Ninja (£1.50), or a simple trail map can be downloaded here. The main car park supports the visitor hub, where you'll find a cafe, toilets, a fenced children's play area, information point and picnic areas. It is also the starting point for the waymarked walking trails.  

Be a Tree Ninja!* -This exciting aerial ropes course takes you on an exhilarating adventure through the trees, at heights of up to 40ft! - a true test of your ninja skills and courage. There are 6 courses at 6 different heights, to ensure the experience matches your ability and allowing you to step-up to each challenge as your confidence increases.......  

NOW OPEN - the "SHOCK DROP"! See Salcey Forest from a new perspective - AND PREPARE TO BE SHOCKED


*Fees and restrictions apply. To book, or for more information, please visit the TREE NINJA website at .