Due to a fallen tree at the Cascade, there is no access on the south side of Virginia Water lake between the ruins and the Virginia Water Pavilion.
You will not be able to do a full walk around the lake until the work is completed. From Virginia Water Pavilion we suggest that you do not turn left and in front of Virginia Water South car park we suggest you do not turn right.
We politely ask Members and Visitors to respect all barriers and closure signage.
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Before you buy your permit please familiarise yourself with our permit terms & conditions:
How to buy
To purchase or renew your horse riding or carriage driving permit, you will need to visit The Savill Building in person.
Wick Lane Englefield Green Surrey TW20 0UJ
1 March - 31 October
8.30am to 6pm daily
1 November - 28 February
8.30am to 4.30pm daily
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
The Savill Building and The Savill Garden is closed
The information that you will need to give us:
Confirm that you have a third party liability policy (minimum sum insured £5,000,000 – five million GBP Pounds). Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your insurance is valid and maintained
Provide us with your insurance company name and policy number
Provide us with the name and contact telephone number of your next of kin
Our staff will not be able to issue or renew a permit without the required information.
Horse riders and carriage drivers must be in possession of and displaying a valid permit before entering Windsor Great Park, Swinley Forest or Oxshott
Check our visitor updates for information on track and road closures or riding and driving restrictions before visiting
Regular updates are also posted on our Members only Facebook page. Search: @WindsorGreatPark
Where to horse ride
These are some of our horse riders’ favourite locations within Windsor Great Park and Swinley Forest. For full details of all of our horse tracks where you are able to ride, please view ourPermitted Horse Riding Routes map.
Offering enchanting woodland trails for horse riders through grand oak trees, some of which are over 800 years old. From here, you can ride along the horse track to the peak of Snow Hill and enjoy stunning views across historic Windsor and Eton. Visit our page on The Long Walk and Deer Park for more information about this area.
Trot down the oak-lined avenue of Queen Anne’s Ride, named after the 18th Century Queen’s fondness for a horse drawn carriage ride along this path. Then ride alongside the Jubilee Statue, the only sculpture to have been commissioned of The Queen on horseback, and admire the view from on high towards Windsor Castle below. Visit our page on Queen Anne’s Ride and Stag Meadow for more information about this area.
For further woodland trails, Swinley Forest is home to 2,500 acres of landscaped Scots Pine woodland, offering open grassland and natural tracks for riders and their horses to explore. For more information about this area – which is 20 minutes from Windsor Great park by car, please visit our Swinley Forest page.
For easy access to Windsor Great Park’s riding trails, you will need to park your horsebox opposite Ranger’s Gate, within the designated car park. There is another designated horsebox car park, nearest postcode is SL5 8AZ – this gives easy access to Swinley Forest horse riding trails.
The locations of both of these can be found on our Interactive Map by using the Horse Box Car Park filter.
Useful information to help make your visit informative and enjoyable.