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Adder on the cliff edge at Mullion Cove
Ashness Bridge

Pictures of Salcey Forest

in the town of Olney, in the county of Buckinghamshire

About Salcey Forest

Beautiful forest, with massive oaks over 500 years old, situated a short distance from Ravenstone, close to Stoke Goldington. Although almost entirely in Northamptonshire, parts of the forest spill into neighbouring Buckinghamshire. Once a medieval hunting ground, the forest today provides dense cover for a rich variety of wildlife and is a perfect place for bird watching. There are interesting woodland walks, rare plants, shrubs and flowers. Trees range from tall dark firs to lofty oaks and brilliant beech, providing a constant change of colour according to the season. During late winter there are carpets of snowdrops and crocus. In early to late spring the ground is a riot of colour covered with nodding yellow daffodils and vibrant bluebells, violets and fragile wood anemones. There are picnic spots and a children's area. Popular throughout the year, the forest is often quite crowded during the summer months. On a quiet stroll, early risers are often rewarded by a glorious sunrise, accompanied by a melodious dawn chorus that somehow seems to be the sweetest birdsong in all the world.

Recommended towns & villages near Salcey Forest

Grand Union Canal at Stoke Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne (38 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Northamptonshire

(4.1 miles, 6.6 km, direction W)

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Olney, Buckinghamshire

Olney (62 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Buckinghamshire

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction E)

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a Historic Market Town in the county of Northamptonshire

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction NW)

The landscape of Northampton is dotted with reminders of its illustrious history. Despite the great fire of 1675 when much of Northampton was destroyed, it was rebuilt in such a.....

The old Oak tree in Midsummer Place

Milton Keynes (46 Pictures)

in the county of Buckinghamshire

(8.9 miles, 14.2 km, direction S)

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Woburn Deer Park, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. August 2006

Woburn (30 Pictures)

in the county of Bedfordshire

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Billing Aquadrome in Great Billing, Northamptonshire

Billing Aquadrome (2 Pictures)

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction N)


Castle Ashby House, Northamptonshire

Castle Ashby House (4 Pictures)

(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction NE)

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The Museum, Abington Park, Northampton

Abington Park Museum (10 Pictures)

(6.2 miles, 10.0 km, direction N)


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Althorp (6 Pictures)

(11.2 miles, 18.0 km, direction NW)

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A picture of Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park (28 Pictures)

(11.8 miles, 18.9 km, direction S)

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