Salcey Forest

September 5, 2007 at 10:35 pm (kids, places) (, , , , )

Despite living on the south(ish) side of Northampton for some time, I’ve never been into Salcey Forest – until now.

We went to the visitors centre and cafe and followed one of the walks through the forest.  We were able to go up the tree-top walk, which is a gradually sloping set of platforms leading from ground level, up to over 15m high, with a set of steps at the top to take you to 20m – high enough to see above the trees of the forest (you can see Northampton and the lift tower in the distance!).

Apparently its made using radio mast technology, with wooden tops and walkways.  Its quite unnerving walking over the large spans and having it wobble under you!

Incredibly impressive and well worth a visit.  You don’t have to worry about kids either, the walk-way is fenced in.  Its also pushchair and wheelchair friendly (apart from the steps at the top).

Will be visiting again, probably with bikes and for longer.

Kevin.

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