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Tree Top Way


The Tree Top Way is currently closed following a safety inspection that indicates we need to review a number of maintenance options. At this stage we don’t know how long this closure will be for, however there is still lots to see and do at Salcey Forest, including our walking and cycling trails, Grounds Café, and the beautiful forest itself.



Families on the Tree Top trail at Salcey forest.Children at the lookout platform on the Tree Top trail at Salcey forest.






The Tree Top Way rises to 15 metres above the woodland floor, with a crow’s nest platform at 20 metres reached by steps. The structure offers stunning views across Salcey Forest and the adjoining woodlands of Yardley Chase.

The structure provides you with a totally different perspective – a bird’s eye-view. If you feel it wobble and bounce, don’t worry, it is designed that way! It is also accessible for wheelchairs at 1.5 metres wide, with a gradient of just under 1:10, and there are resting points every 24 metres.

Up to 3 metres above the ground, the Tree Top Way is made from green oak cut from Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified and sustainably managed local Northamptonshire woodlands. Above 3 metres, the sub structure is steelwork, using radio mast bridge technology. The project also used innovative stress-laminated bridge technology. Both techniques were pioneered by Forest Civil Engineering in Scotland.

**PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are welcome on the Tree Top Way, but we kindly request that they remain on leads whilst on the walk-ways**.

Last updated: 26th July 2018

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