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 Salcey. So come and discover why elephants roamed the forest and where to find a roman road. 'Secret Salcey' guides are available from the Forest Cafe for only £3.

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. Trail maps 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 trails. Please note, the car park at this main access point is Pay & Display (parking costs £1 for one hour, or £3 for a whole day).


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.......  

ARRIVING SOON - "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 .  


OS Grid ref: SP 795 514

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