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Windsor Great Park offers 4800 acres of natural beauty to explore – from hilltop panoramas over Windsor Castle, to ancient woodland trails, to spectacular lake views.
Windsor Great Park has over 17 miles (27km) of smooth and even paths and roads which are perfect for cyclists. Experience a relatively peaceful ride through nature as motor vehicles and motor cycles are restricted in the Park. Roads are shared with occasional Estate or Park resident vehicles, pedestrians and horse riders.
The public road around the Park’s perimeter offers multiple access points, and if you enter through Ranger’s Gate, you will join up with the fairly even plains of National Cycle Route 4, which takes you through the Park and brings you to the exit of Bishopsgate, re-joining the public road for all routes to Windsor and Englefield Green.
Follow this route along the paved path to discover relics of Royal history like Ranger’s Lodge - home of the Deputy Ranger, continuing past the open fields of Poets Lawn. Look out for the impressive sight of the Cumberland Lodge in the distance, at the end of the tree-lined parade - a former residence of members of the Royal Family.
Alternatively, pedal along the heights of Snow Hill as you take in the magnificent sights of Windsor Castle below, and the Copper Horse Statue on high. Then for a shorter cycle, take National Cycle Route 4 back past Poets Lawn to either Cranbourne Gate or Ranger’s Gate, where you can find parking and the public roads surrounding the Park. There are many options to choose from.
Set your speed with consideration for other road users, ride no more than two abreast and travel in groups of no more than six.
Cycling is not permitted on the Long Walk itself, or in The Valley Gardens - so please plan your return route to Virginia Water car park to avoid cycling through this area.
Be aware that, during certain events, parts of the Park can become extremely busy. On major event days, especially those focussed on Smith’s Lawn and Guard’s Polo Club, there can be considerable vehicle movements, especially between Blacknest Gate and Smith’s Lawn, so please take special care in these areas, especially if cycling with children.
When you enter the Deer Park, you can use the automated buttons to open the gates rather than having to dismount.
Click here for a map of cycling routes within Windsor Great Park.
Stop by The Savill Building after your ride, where you will find a full range of refreshments – with views over the lawns and flowerbeds of The Savill Garden below. Please note that bicycles are not permitted in The Savill Building or on the terrace, but cycle racks are provided at the front of the building to secure your bike whilst you enjoy the facilities on offer.
The newly-built structure of Virginia Water’s Pavilion also offers a number of refreshments to enjoy after a bike ride, with fabulous with lake views. Find a protected space inside the Pavilion to enjoy a warming drink on cooler days, or take advantage of the external timber deck and picnic tables which providing an attractive outdoor space during fine weather.
Alternatively, the Windsor Great Park Post Office and Village Store can be reached via National Cycle Route 4, and offers stunning views across green fields as you enjoy a welcome refreshment from its outside seating area.
Off-road cycling is not permitted anywhere in Windsor Great Park. For steep gradients, big air jumps and fast-paced trail cycling, head to the lively paths of Swinley Forest. To find out more about this area, which is around 20 minutes by car from the main Park, please visit our pages on Swinley Forest and Mountain Biking.
We have two rollerblading routes in Windsor Great Park. The first route starts at Bishops Gate, take the first left and continue through Cumberland Gate, proceed across Smith's Lawn to the top of Breakheart Hill. Park at The Savill Garden car park for this route, and easy access to The Savill Building, for refreshments on your return.
The second route runs from Blacknest Gate and offers a serene skate along the edge of the lake, along the tree-lined paved path to Breakheart Hill. Park at Virginia Water South or Valley Gardens car park for closest access to this rollerblading route.
Please note, these roads are shared with Estate or Park resident vehicles, pedestrians and horse riders, so we ask that you set your speed with consideration for other road users.
Windsor Great Park Membership
Whether you're a keen horticulturist looking for inspiration, a dog owner who wants an unrivalled variety of short and longer walks, or a family looking for a place to enjoy nature and history there is a membership type to suit you.