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Salcey Forest

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Great walk

I went there last week. This was a nice day out. We got the Graffilo and some other trail from the... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
United Kingdom
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Bike ride

On a chilly Saturday my wife and I decided to follow the Salcey Forest cycle route on our folding... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Northampton, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible5%
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“treetop walk”(30 reviews)
“car park”(43 reviews)
“play area”(26 reviews)
Salcey Forest is an oasis of nature and history only 7 miles from the centre of Northampton. Wildlife and history are in abundance at Salcey, so come and discover this ancient semi-natural woodland on foot, bike, or horseback.
Hartwell Road, Hartwell, England
+44 300 067 4340
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I went there last week. This was a nice day out. We got the Graffilo and some other trail from the shop then we walked around for the treasure hunt. There was also a cycle route which we didn’t find initially. It was nice until...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Went for a dog walk with two children. Very dog friendly. Allowed off the lead to run about! Very good cafe too.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

On a chilly Saturday my wife and I decided to follow the Salcey Forest cycle route on our folding bikes. A good decision! The cycle trail of 4.4 miles Is mainly of a gravel surface but is easily navigable by a non mountain bike model....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank derekc405
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We have been to Salcey forest several times in recent years and on most occasions it is has been nice to walk around and stop at the cafe for a drink. The last visit was with our 18 month year old son so that he...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Ankleadz
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The weather was glorious so we decided to come back again for a good walk. It was very busy and we had trouble parking. It's a good place to bring your pet. She enjoyed herself. The cuppa and cake at the end was just the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank chris504019
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful forest setting with good parking, cafeteria, play ground for the children and clean toilet. Lots of lovely walks and clear marking for directions. Nice place to unwind and get lots of fresh air. Unfortunately, the tree house is closed for repairs. We've been here...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank 357christinee
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great place to stroll in the trees for the whole family. The Treetop walk was open when we were there - gives great views across to Northampton. Good café.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 637ianf
Reviewed 29 August 2018

And there doesn't seem to be a timeline to re-open it. Apart from that the forest is nice with well marked trails and room to bike, walk or ride horses. The cafe also is nice, although quite busy, and there's a playground for the kids....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank DaleJury
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have been going to this cafe for a number of years and have always found it nice reasonably priced food, however, my visit this week left me astonished. The cafe has been taken over by new management, If you would like to see something...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank dorris112
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Visiting family in Northamptonshire today, we decided to check out the local woodlands. We found the parking charges were very steep @ £4 if you stayed longer than an hour. We took the easiest route, the elephant walk. Sadly the tree top walk has been...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Andy H
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Sabrina2010 | Reviewed this property |
yes i visited a number of times with s push chair and its all accessable. only thing is if its a little muddy on the paths it can be a bit mucky. you can go all the way up the treetop walk except the last platform as its... More
Sheila P
16 July 2017|
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Response from chris504019 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure on the site is mainly for walking. Perhaps contact the office. There are places where you could pitch a tent
15 August 2015|
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Response from D0risim0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is absolutely fine for dogs apart from the climbing up the steps at the end.