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 this ancient semi-natural woodland on foot, bike, or horseback.
Business opportunities for education and learning provision
The Forestry Commission is committed to providing education and learning opportunities for as many people as possible across the public forest estate in England. One aspect of the FC’s updated learning strategy, is to develop opportunities for external learning providers to run their businesses on the estate.
In autumn 2015, the Forestry Commission is advertising business opportunities for learning provision at five visitor sites.
These opportunities will require providers who are skilled environmental educators (whether sole traders, new or existing businesses, or accredited to a national organisation).
Successful providers will be keen to grow their business to reach as many learners as possible. They will be expected to deliver FC learning messages (about how the public forest estate is managed sustainably for timber, people and wildlife) and will be given advice and help with this where needed.
The FC is inviting providers to submit a business plan, the purpose of which is to help us decide which applicants to invite to interview.
To find out more, please email the following contacts, depending on which site you are interested in:
- Wyre Forest, Worcestershire – email@example.com
- Leigh Woods, Bristol – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eggesford Forest, Devon – email@example.com
- Salcey Forest, Northamptonshire – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire – email@example.com
The closing dates for submission of business plans will be mid-late November 2015 (exact dates will be confirmed by the contacts above).
Find out about me, my owner and my favourite place for a walk in Salcey Forest, as well as great dog friendly places to eat and sleep near by.
Check out car parking, opening times and more before you set off.
Whether you just want to visit our famous Tree Top Way, or plan to stretch your legs further, we have the trail for you.
Find out about the events and activities happening in Salcey Forest.
The kids will have hours of fun playing in the adventure play area.
Want to be nimble like a Ninja, climbing and swinging your way through the trees? - Now you can, by attempting Salcey's 'Tree Ninja' high-ropes course!
Salcey is currently home to 7 fascinating sculptures installed by local artist Linda Johns. For images of the pieces, or for a map, please click here.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsTim, 7/Nov/2015
I go here all the time with my dog and kids, they love it, and 3 parking for the day is really reasonable and a small price to pay. Nice staff at cafe too
4 StarsSteven, 27/Oct/2015
Lovely walk but where are the dos waste bins when you walk around
Everyone walks holding a bag of dog poo or gets fed up and throws them in the wood
Forestry Commission Response
Many thanks for your comments, and we're glad you enjoyed your walk around Salcey. We do not provide dog bins - if your dog goes to the toilet in the forest, away from the visitor hub and off the path, it can be left to degrade naturally. However, dog owners are asked to bag and take home any mess left around the main visitor areas on site.
5 StarsStuart, 20/Oct/2015
I visited yesterday the Forest after it was mentioned on BBC Look East last week as being one of the top two places to experience the magical Autumn colours. The other location was in Thetford. Salcey is well sign-posted and easy to find, once there the car-parking charges represented superb value for money 1 p/h or just 3 for the whole day the funds raised used to maintain the excellent tree-top walk (recommended).
Well laid out and maintained paths and easy to follow sign-posts made for a fantastic Autumn walk in the Forest. Hope to be back soon with my camera to explore some more.