The Tree Top Walkway is currently closed
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From Tuesday 19/11/19 trail maintenance will be taking place in a number of locations across the forest, particularly the horse trail. Please be observant and follow all site signage
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Seasonal opening times apply:

Winter GMT (Nov - Mar): 8am - 5pm
Summer BST (Apr - Oct): 8am - 9pm

Main car park and Horse Box car park barriers: These 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 stay overnight in a vehicle on this site.

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

52.1577482, -0.8368117

Parking and prices

Our car parks are open all year round (Closed only on Christmas Day).

Main car park and Horse Box car park barriers: This will be locked at the closing time, see Opening hours tab. 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 stay overnight in a vehicle on this site.

Parking Charges

Up to 1 hour & Saturday Early Bird* £2.00
Up to 2 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £8.00

Coaches - £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 6
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Pay by phone available

Facilities and access

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

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

Contact details

Located only 7 miles from the centre of Northampton, Salcey Forest is an Oasis of nature and history

This magnificent woodland 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. See what you can spot on your visit to the medieval royal hunting forest.

We’ve got endless walking trails, a family cycling trail, adventure play area and even 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
  • Archery and axe throwing 
  • Play areas
  • Picnic area
  • Café
  • Dogs welcome
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