Salcey Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Seasonal opening times apply:

Winter GMT (Nov - Mar): 8am - 5pm
Summer BST (Apr - Oct): 8am - 7pm

Main car park barrier: This will be locked at the closing time listed above. A call-out charge will be payable to our security contractors to reopen the barrier should any vehicle become locked in.

Please note: It is an offence to overnight in a vehicle on this site.

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Tuesday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Wednesday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Thursday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Friday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Sunday
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Quinton Road, Northamptonshire
Sat Nav Postcode: NN7 2HX
By Car

Leave the M1 at junction 15 and take the A45 towards Northampton.  Take the slip road marked Wootton and take the 1st exit on the roundabout to cross over the A45.  Go straight across the next roundabout, following signs for Quinton.  At the next roundabout take the 3rd turning onto Wootton Road.  Follow this road through Quinton Village until you reach the edge of Salcey Forest.  The main car park is 800 metres on the left (after the kennels).  

By Public Transport

The nearest bus stop in in Hartwell, which is approximately a 20 minute walk from Salcey Forest.

OS Grid Ref
SP 795 514

52.1543644, -0.8410864

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

The car park is open all year round (Closed only on Christmas Day).

Main car park barrier: This will be locked at the closing time listed. A call-out charge will be payable to our security contractors to reopen the barrier should any vehicle become locked in.

Please note: It is an offence to overnight in a vehicle on this site.

Parking Charges

Up to 1 hour £1.50
All day £4.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £1.50 up to an hour, £4.00 all day

Coaches - £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Number of disabled parking spaces: 6
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Pay by phone available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets
Visitor Centre
Contact Details

Contact Details

The Tree Top Way is currently closed. The cafe, walking, cycling and horse trails are still open. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Explore Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest is a magnificent ancient woodland which is a remnant of the medieval royal hunting forest. It has many miles of ancient wood banks, building remains and ancient trees. The 'druids', or veteran oaks, are rare and amazing wildlife habitats, and some of the old oaks are over 600 years old.

The perfect location for a day out in the forest, we've got walking trails, cycle trails, a children's adventure play area, a horse riding trail, and an onsite café selling tasty homemade meals and cakes in a warm, friendly environment.

At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • 1 cycling trail
  • 1 horse riding trail
  • Play areas
  • Picnic area
  • Café
  • Dogs welcome
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