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The car park at Salcey Forest is now open, but with limited other facilities, in line with the latest government guidelines. Click on Facilities & Access for details.
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.

Weekdays

Monday
Cafe 9.30am - 5pm
Information point Closed
Tuesday
Cafe 9.30am - 5pm
Information point Closed
Wednesday
Cafe 9.30am - 5pm
Information point Closed
Thursday
Cafe 9.30am - 5pm
Information point Closed
Friday
Cafe 9.30am - 5pm
Information point Closed

Weekends

Saturday
Cafe 9am - 5.30pm
Information point 10.30am - 2pm
Sunday
Cafe 9am - 5.30pm
Information point 10.30am - 2pm

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

Members park for free with their annual pass.

Register for phone & pay before you arrive if you can: www.paysmarti.co.uk

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

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 1 hour & Saturday Early bird (8am-11am) £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

Visiting Salcey Forest 

We have reopened our car park. We are sure many people will be  keen to get out and about,  so to  avoid crowds,  please be  aware you may need to  be  prepared to  make the  necessary  decision  to  turn  around  if  the car park looks busy  and come another time.  Please don't park on the road and verges outside the site as this endangers other road users. 

Currently we have limited services available as we have only opened the ones where we are happy that it is safe for our visitors and staff alike and that the social distancing advice of staying 2 metres apart from other people is possible. Please support us as we are doing  our  best  for  you :  be kind to  our  staff  and your fellow visitors.  

ToiletsOpen
Play area (s)Closed
Information pointClosed
CafeTakeaway only
Walking trailsOpen
Cycling trailsOpen
Horse trailsOpen
Car parkOpen
Horse box car parkOpen
Gruffalo orienteeringClosed

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home. We are cleaning our car parking machines throughout the day but for your own safety please bring hand sanitiser with you to use after touching the machines.  

If you are uncomfortable with the idea of touching the car park payment machines, you may want to consider becoming a member. As well as supporting the forest you will receive a 12 month car park pass. Find out more.

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

Contact details

Activities at Salcey Forest

Child playing on rope bridge
Children's play area at Salcey Forest
family on a child friendly cycling trail
Family cycle trail at Salcey Forest
Family enjoying a woodland trail
Walking trails at Salcey Forest
Archery arrows generic
Archery & Axe throwing at Salcey Forest
horse riding generic
Horse riding at Salcey Forest
Forest Activity Bag Sherwood Pines
My Forest Activity Bag at Salcey Forest
Parkrun Volunteers Sherwood Pines
parkrun at Salcey Forest
Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Salcey Forest
adults on a run on a woodland trail
Running trails at Salcey Forest
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