Woodpecker Walking Trail at Salcey Forest

Woodpecker Trail - long circular walk in ancient woodland

At 6 miles, the Woodpecker Trail is the longest of the walks at Salcey. You'll meander through through oak, conifer, horse chestnut and a lovely area of beech as you enjoy your walk through the woods.

This walk circles the whole forest, and takes in some of its most beautiful areas. Perfect if you want to get away from it all and enjoy the ancient woodland surrounding you.

It's a great one for dogs to stretch their legs, but please be considerate to the wildlife and keep them in sight at all times, as the quieter areas are favoured by wildlife. Deer are seen here, along with most of the bird species native to Salcey, including the red kite.

Trail information

Salcey Forest, Wootton Road, Northamptonshire, NN7 2HX
Follow the pink markers.
Please be aware that horse riders and cyclists share part of this route.
Grade - Moderate
Is this trail for you?
This trail includes unsurfaced routes and can get very muddy. Please dress accordingly, walking boots are recommended.
Trail Length
6 miles (9.6 km)