It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was the Ranger of the Great Park for nearly 70 years and during this time his impact on one of the most recognised landscapes in the world has been immense. He has provided guidance and insight to our team to help them manage the Great Park and the wider estate, from the farms to the wildlife to the ancient woodlands, ensuring it can continue to offer a rich sanctuary for all, for generations to come. We will miss him greatly and there is no doubt that his influence will continue to be seen in our work across the Great Park.
His Royal Highness’s commitment to protecting the Great Park for the long-term can be best summed up in his own words: “The management of land is a very long-term business and the best results can only be achieved if there is confidence and continuity. We are enjoying the gardens and avenues and amenities planted by previous generations and it is because I feel myself to be a temporary custodian that I am planting for future generations.”
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:
Membership can be purchased by phone with our membership team.
Please email: [email protected] with your name and contact telephone number.
As the team are working remotely, when you purchase your membership we will need you to be able do the following:
Other 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].