Elephant walk at Salcey Forest

Elephant walk - a short woodland stroll

The name of the Elephant Pond comes from the Second World War, when elephants from a travelling circus were used to pull felled trees out of the Forest. The elephants went into the pond after a hard day’s work and it became known by its large bathers.

Many bird species can be seen and heard along the trail during the year, including jays, most tit species, green and great spotted woodpeckers and even buzzard. The site is excellent for butterfly species, including the rare Wood White, the Purple Emperor and the Black Hairstreak.


Trail information

Salcey Forest, Wootton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX
Follow the purple markers. Suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.
Grade - Easy Access
Trail Length
0.75 miles (1.2 km)