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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:

Pink

Length of trail:

6 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

This walk circles the whole forest, and takes in some of its most beautiful areas. A perfect walk if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the ancient woodlands surrounding you. It uses a combination of surfaced and unsurfaced routes, so walking boots are recommended. Please be aware that horseriders and cyclists share part of its route. 

The trail can get extremely muddy during Winter months, so please dress accordingly.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Really enjoyed the woodpecker path today;the trees were turning yellow and looked amazing. My one suggestion/complaint is that in the past it was possible to walk the route either direction ie clockwise and anti-clockwise however the new signs are only useful in one direction. Is there a reason for this?

Stephen , 27/Oct/2015

Many thanks for your comments, and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Salcey. The trails are waymarked in one direction in order to make it clear to visitors which way they need to go. You can however walk them in any direction you choose, and if you download the map from the website you can make up your own route, taking in parts of all the different trails.Happy exploring!

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

Beautiful but path very narrow in parts. Cyclists ride by quickly, shouting at us to move over but little room except to stand in brambles. Could a sign please be put up to remind cyclists that this is a shared path not a separate cycle path.

Anonymous, 12/Oct/2015

Many thanks for your feedback regarding the shared use of the cycle trail. All of our current signage states that the paths are shared by multiple user groups - however, if this continues to be a problem we will certainly look at putting extra signage around the trail. Many thanks again for bringing this to our attention.

Forestry Commission Response

"Regarding walking without a map - we would always recommend maps are used for the longer trails. These can be purchased from the Cafe or Tree Ninja or downloaded from this website free of charge."

Where on this website are the 'free downloadable maps' ??? I for sure cannot find any...

Ian, 9/Aug/2015

Many thanks for taking the time to e-mail us. The Salcey Forest map can be found on the Salcey Forest home page, in the right hand column, 'Salcey Forest map' (it's a PDF). I hope this helps.

Forestry Commission Response
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What's Here?

  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Information
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Play area
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Toliets

Location

OS Grid ref: SP795514
Postcode: NN7 2HX

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Contact

Central District Office

0300 067 4340
sherwood.fdo@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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