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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 a car park for horse boxes to use. 

A Salcey forest pocket map & guide can be purchased from Grounds Cafe (£1.50), or a simple trail map can be downloaded here.

  • By the main car park you'll find a cafe, toilets, children's play area, information point and picnic areas.

It is also the starting point for the waymarked walking trails.  

Last updated: 13th July 2018

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.