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-boxing point at the south-eastern end of the forest (off the Forest Road).

No permit is needed to ride at Salcey Forest. 

When riding in the woodland, we request that horse riders keep to the bridleways and permissive horse trail and refrain from using other routes and walking trails in the forest.

Take care at the four public road crossings on this route, which are well signed. There are barriers at 2 of the road crossing locations but there is plenty of room for horses to pass. (what.three.words for road crossings = friday.usages.introduce / sudden.noisy.billiard / reported.earphones.task / seashell.starfish.variation)

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Trail information

Salcey Forest, Wootton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX
What3Words location for horse box car park (start of trail): friday.usages.introduce
Follow the brown waymarkers.
Part of this route is shared with cyclists.
Grade - Various
Parking
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)