Windsor Great Park

Windsor Great Park truly lives up to its name, encompassing a huge area stretching all the way from the A30 in the South to Windsor in the North (approximately 20 km2 or 5,000 acres).

The Long Walk
The Long Walk


You can easily walk for several hours along paved and unpaved roads and paths. If you don't want to walk for too long, it is advisable to determine the route in advance (ielse you might end up walking for much longer than intended), For shorter walks, the Valley Gardens are ideal.

One of several popular destinations in Windsor Great Park is The Copper Horse statue of King George III, atop Snow Hill. It is in the Deer Park, a fairly easy walk away from Old Windsor (~ 4km or 2.5 miles). With a bit of luck, you might spot a herd of deer along the way, and from the top you get a fabulous view of the Long Walk and Windsor Castle in the distance.

On the southern edge of Windsor Great Park lies Virginia Water Lake, which also is a great destination for a day out, particularly if you like cycling or hearty, long walks.


With its extensive woodlands and open areas, Windsor Great Park it an ideal location to explore by bicycle. There are designated cycle routes, and the roads are mostly vehicle-free due to restricted access (they can be very busy though on major event days).

A leaflet giving some guidance and showing the cycle road can be found at the Crown Estate website.

What to consider

If you stick to the main paths, normal footwear in accordance with the weather is fine. If you want to venture off-road, waterproof boots may be advisable after rainfall as it can get wet and muddy.

If walking, we recommend taking a good look at one of the maps near the entrances and in the park before, and if necessary during, your walk. Without a clear route in mind, you could end up walking up to several more hours than you bargained for. You may also want to pack a a drink and snack or two, as well as adequate sun protection on sunny days.

General Information

  • Address

    Windsor Great Park
    West Berkshire
    SL4 2HT

  • How to get there

    Follow the signs from Windsor or, coming from the A30, follow the signs to Savill Gardens.

  • Parking

    There are various car parks that could be used. We suggest to either park at

    • Savill Garden
      a length-of-stay related fee applies if not visiting the gardens
    • or off the A332 coming from Windsor
      (free parking)
  • Accessibility

    • many roads and paths are accessible by wheel but some are also used by cars
    • there are no toilet facilities
  • Further Information