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Salcey Forest

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Loads of routes, trails, fire track & single track. Not worth travelling more than 50 miles for, but you easily spend a couple of fun hours blatting round here. If you're lucky, you'll find a section of single track over some bridges (quite a grand decsription for a couple of slippery railway sleepers!) and find the bombhole and "Dog Pit". Not the biggest, but it's the one I took my boss (who's registered blind) and got him doing the wall of death around... One broken ankle later and my career seems to have lost its momentum! My preference is to do this at night, with a bar full of Lumicycles - the best lights you can get.
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Trail Directions
J15 M1. Head West away from Northampton on A508. 1/2 First left. Follow road for a mile and a bit to Quinton. Turn right a T junction for a couple of miles towards Hartwell. You can't miss the forest. Plenty of car parking on your left as you come into the forest.
Trail Length
10 square miles of fun
Trail Level
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads

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Review Date
September 24, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: L. Childs , from Hartwell

The forest has nine miles of good tracks with various bidleways off it. The main one being the Swans Way which shares it's beginnings with the Three Shires Way, both worthy of more than a day visit. Both long distance paths can be picked up at various stages along the route and are well documented else where. Winter going on bridleways can be sticky due to the local clay but the forest tracks are consistently good and well used, also used extensively by horseriders.

Recommended Route:
MI,J15. Towards Milton Keynes, turn left into Roade, through Hartwell. Straight on over the crossroad beyond Hartwell to the Car Park on the right. Salcey Forest is the beginning of the Swans Way which goes for about fifty miles through Milton Keynes and beyond Alyesbury.

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