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.
A ride around Windsor Great Park or Swinley Forest promises to be a truly inspiring experience, whichever part of the Park you and your horse choose to explore.
We welcome permit holders, both individual and riding schools. Enjoy riding in Windsor Great Park to experience a landscape that provides a collection of wide paved roads and twisting woodland trails to suit all abilities. Please note that all types of permit holders share our horse tracks and our extensive private road network.
Where to ride
These are some of our riders’ favourite locations within Windsor Great Park and across the wider estate. For full details of all of our horse tracks, and other areas where you are able to ride, please view our Permitted 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.
We also offer separate riding permits for the Oxshott Woods in Surrey. Here is a map of the tracks available to Oxshott horse riding permit holders and the relevant horse riding regulations. Here is the application form for riding in Oxshott.
We do not issue day permits for horse riding within Windsor Great Park, so before you’re allowed to ride in the Park you will need an annual Permit. All Permit holders will be able to access Windsor Great Park via forest tracks and will also be able to ride in Swinley Forest.
Permits for 2018/2019
Permit renewals for 2018/19 will be available from 01 - 12 June 2018. (Permits cannot be renewed until this time. More information on how to renew will be sent by post or email)
Yellow and Blue disc holders may continue to ride using their current permit. Please ensure that your liability and insurance documents are up to date
The costs below include VAT and are applicable until 30 April 2019:
Riders must be in possession of and displaying a valid Permit before entering the Park or Swinley Forest.
You must have some riding experience - for a list of riding schools to learn with, please visit www.windsor.gov.uk.
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 carpark, nearest postcode is SL5 8AZ – this gives easy access to 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.
For more information on riding in Windsor Great Park or Oxshott Woods, please contact the Crown Estate office. The Crown Estate Office, The Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 2HT Telephone: 01753 860 222
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