In line with Government advice, the Great Park currently remains open for you to take essential exercise, if you live locally. (You shouldn’t travel outside of your village, town or area of the city you live in).
To help keep everybody safe, when in the Park you must follow Government national lockdown rules.
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority. We will not hesitate to impose tighter restrictions if safety is compromised.
Before you leave home
Please note - there may be occasions where our team will ask you to move on if an area is becoming too crowded. Please respect their request.
Please can horse riders use the road from Timber Lodge crossroads to the cross-over point to the horse track leading to Ox Pond. This is due to the ground conditions of the adjacent horse track..
Timber harvesting in Swinley Forest
Planning a visit to the Great Park? Here are some tips to help you get the most from your visit.
Enjoy horse riding at Windsor Great Park, Swinley Park and Oxshott Woods to experience a landscape that provides a collection of wide paved roads and/or twisting woodland trails. For carriage drivers there is also a membership for you to discover more of this historic landscape.
Here are some of our horse riders’ favourite locations within Windsor Great Park and Swinley Park. To view the horse tracks you can ride, please view the routes map here.
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 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 Queen Anne’s Ride and Stag Meadow for more information about this area.
For further woodland trails, Swinley Park is home to acres of landscaped woodland, offering open grassland and natural tracks for riders and their horses to explore. This area is 20 minutes from Windsor Great park by car, close to Ascot town centre.
Here is the pricing for horse riding and carriage driving membership new or renewed up to 31 March 2021.
|Membership type||Yearly membership|
|Individual horse riding membership||£270|
|Carriage driving membership||£300|
Before you buy your membership please familiarise yourself with our membership terms and conditions:
Here is a map of the horse tracks in Oxshott available to Oxshott horse riding members.
|Membership type||Yearly membership|
|Individual horse riding permit||£250|
If you would like to purchase a riding permit for Oxshott, please would you email [email protected]. Before you buy your permit please familiarise yourself with our membership terms & conditions:
To purchase or renew your horse riding or carriage driving permit, you will need to visit The Savill Building in person.
Opening times can be found here. Please collect a car parking ticket on the way in and a member of the team will validate it for you so that you do not have to pay to exit.
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 throughout the life of your membership)
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 a new or renew a permit without the required information.
If you have any further questions please ask a member of the team or email us at: [email protected].