Horse riding at Salcey Forest

Horse riding at Salcey Forest

Riders are welcome to enjoy the sights of Salcey Forest by horseback. The trail for horse riders makes a circuit of the forest on open ridings. Riders may enter the forest on any of the public bridleways, or use the horse box car park at the south-eastern end of the forest (off the Forest Road). You don't need a permit to ride here.

We request that horse riders keep to the bridleways and horse trail and do not ride on other routes or the walking trails in the forest.

Additional Information

There are four public road crossings on this route, which are well signed, please cross with care. There are barriers at 2 of the road crossing locations but there is plenty of room for horses to pass.

The w.3.w points for road crossings are friday.usages.introduce / sudden.noisy.billiard / reported.earphones.task / seashell.starfish.variation)

Trail information

Salcey Forest, Wootton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX
W3W location for horse box car park where the trail starts : friday.usages.introduce
Follow the brown waymarkers
Part of this route is shared with cyclists
Grade - Various
The postcode for the horsebox car park is NN7 2HA.This car park has limited space and is shared with other user groups, meaning it can get extremely busy during peak times. We ask that other user groups park considerately, leaving gaps for boxes.
Is this activity for you?
The trails follow a mixed range of surfaces on forest roads and trails including some stoned areas.
Trail Length
5 miles (8 km)