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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


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?

Your website fails to give any information about the wildlife that may/is likely to be present in the Forest.

John, 15/Mar/2017

Hello, There is a "Wildlife and Environment" page, which is part of the "About Salcey Forest" section: This is only indicative and we hope to have a more comprehensive description in the future.

Forestry Commission Response

Did this walk today and whilst quiet and beautiful it is a quagmire at the moment. I nearly lost a boot!

Anonymous, 4/Feb/2017

Hello, We're glad you enjoyed the walk and did not lose a boot! Unfortunately, with the Forest being on clay soil it can get very saturated in places at this time of year, which is why we advise people to dress accordingly.

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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!

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