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.
Join Stick Man on his quest to the family tree. Pick up a special Stick Man activity pack from the Salcey Forest Cafe to help you complete fun activities along the way.
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.
Find out about the led and self-led learning opportunities on site.
Tasty home made meals and cakes, to be enjoyed in warm friendly surroundings. To see the latest menu, or for more information, visit the cafe website here.
Test yourself swinging, climbing, balancing and crawling your way through our ropes course, 6 zip lines and Shock Drop, it's all the more fun when you're 40ft off the ground!
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?
1 StarAndrew, 27/Apr/2016
My wife and I always struggle to get our pushchair over the fallen tree near to the elephant pond - would it not be possible to remove a small part of the tree to allow access to and from the tree top way?
Forestry Commission Response
Many thanks for your comments. The Tree Top Way is accessible from the Elephant Walk. The fallen tree at the end of lime avenue is a very popular piece of natural play equipment, and there are no plans to remove sections of it. The trail behind the fallen tree is not accessible to pushchairs I'm afraid, as it is unsurfaced and gets very muddy, so if we took a section of the tree away you would still not be able to take a buggy along it.
4 StarsCelia, 27/Apr/2016
Yesterday was our first visit to Salcey Forest and enjoyed it greatly The Wood Top walk was amazing. Even though I suffer from vertigo I just had to give it a go and was not disappointed. However, I would like to see some bins for "dog poo bags" rather than see them littered in the hedges/trees. We came mainly to see the birds Again not disappointed.
1 StarAnonymous, 7/Apr/2016
Will you please remove a 'section' of the fallen lime tree that blocks off one end of LIME TREE AVENUE...the trees will soon be out in leaf but to walk under their marvellous canopy we have to struggle over a fallen tree. Am sure you could remove a section to allow free access.
Forestry Commission Response
Many thanks for your comment. Lime Avenue can be accessed from Salcey Lawn side of the Church Path Walk. The fallen tree at the other end of the avenue is an extremely popular piece of informal play equipment and as such there are no plans to remove it at present.