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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

0.75 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

*Due to machinery working on site for your safety, route diversions will be in place from 9th October up to 14th November. This will affect the Elephant Walk, the Church Path Walk, the Woodpecker Trail, the Cycle Trail and the Horse Trail. The rest of Salcey Forest, including the Salcey Forest Cafe, is open as usual*

The Elephant Walk is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and is on surfaced ground. It is named after the Elephant Pond, which it passes by. These massive creatures worked in the forest during the Second World War, and came to this pond to cool off after a hard day's work. The trail incorporates the exciting Tree Top Way, a canopy walkway which rises to a height of 20 metres, giving a real 'squirrel's eye view'! The walkway is wheelchair accessible to a height of 15 metres.


What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

I visit this forest at least three times a week to walk my two German Shepherds, who love the walks, the smells and the ponds! The walks are well signed, mostly flat and accessible for both walking and buggies/wheelchairs, and there is lots to see. My treat at the end of our walk is the cafe where I treat myself to a drink and cake.

Maggie, 16/Apr/2015

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What's Here?

  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe
  • Information
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Trail (easy)
  • Viewpoint
  • Toliets


OS Grid ref: SP795514
Postcode: NN7 2HX

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