A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
Windsor Great Park provides 4800 acres to explore, with an endless combination of routes that offer level running, uphill gradients and woodland tracks.
Choose a route that’s perfect for you
Whether you’re a beginner who needs inspiration to dust off your old trainers, or a regular runner that’s looking to experience a different challenge and a fresh experience with every visit – you’ll find a run that’s perfectly suited to you within Windsor Great Park. Here are just a couple of our recommended routes:
The avenue of the Long Walk offers just over 2.5 miles (4.2km) of tarmac path to run along, from Windsor Castle - the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world - to the top of Snow Hill. Set your pace and enjoy a gentle incline that gradually climbs higher towards the Copper Horse, where a final push to the statue itself will reward you with exhilarating views. As you stop for a break, look out across the tree canopies and Windsor rooftops, where you can also see Eton College and the arch at Wembley stadium in the distance.
If you’re looking for a mid-length workout along an even woodland terrain, a 4.5 mile (7 km) run round Virginia Water could be perfect. Begin at Virginia Water Pavilion and then decide whether you’d like to venture left past the Leptis Magna Ruins, or right past the wild forests and flowerbeds of The Valley Gardens. The path around Virginia Water is an exhilarating running route, giving you a chance to take in the impressive heights of the Cascade and the ancient Leptis Magna ruins. And however far you decide to run at Virginia Water, the Pavilion will always be ready and waiting to greet you with a welcome drink and a snack afterwards.
The Windsor Half Marathon
If you feel inspired to test your endurance on an even longer run, why not think about entering the Windsor Half Marathon which takes place in September each year? See our Events page for more information, or please visit the Run Windsor website for more information.
Visit our Opening Times and Parking pages for specific details about each of these locations. Or for a wider explanation about each one, and other practical information, visit the relevant pages in our Explore section - using the links within each Recommended Run description above.
Please note that as you run, you will see a few areas clearly marked 'Private'. Unfortunately, these are not open to the public, but there is still plenty for you to see!
Consider an Annual Car Park Pass
If you visit Windsor Great Park to run regularly, an Annual Car Park Pass is the ideal way to reduce the cost of each visit. These are available at a cost of £55 per year, or if you are already a member and receive free parking in The Savill Garden car park - then you can choose to pay an additional £15 to cover all other car parks operated by Windsor Great Park as well.