Guidance for visitors to Windsor Great Park
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority.
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.
The Savill Building
The Savill Building will close on 05 November until 03 December. Temporary toilet facilities are available.
The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden will close on 05 November until 03 December.
The Christmas tree shop
This will open on 03 December. Find out more here.
The children's play area - Obelisk Lawn
This area will remain closed.
Virginia Water Pavilion
Firstly, try The Savill Garden car park at TW20 0UJ. Other areas of the Great Park are within easy reach of this car park.
The following are also open:
The car park at The Valley Gardens remains closed.
For Members of Buttersteep and Swinley Park, these car parks will remain open.
More information about car parking can be found here.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
More information about cycling can be found here.
Motorised transport in Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park is an operational rural estate as well as a place for residents and our staff. Please be aware that authorised vehicles do move within the Park.
All other forms of motorised transport are not permitted within the Great Park. Examples include:
Catering facilities in Windsor Great Park
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
Friends of The Savill Garden and Members
We are constantly reviewing the situation and, should Government advice change, or public safety be compromised, we will impose further closures or restrictions.
If you are an intrepid mountain biker, then the twisting trails and bends found within the 2500 acres of Swinley Forest offer the excitement and undulating hills you’ve been looking for.
Discover clear way-marked trails that are suitable for mountain bikers of all levels – with three routes that total over 15 miles (24km) in total. The easy Green Trail offers relatively flat and wide trails which are perfect for families who are cycling with young children and bike trailers.
Then from the sweeping slopes and bumpy roots of the Blue Trail, to the steep climbs and sheer drops of the Red Trail - Swinley Forest is a place for all mountain bike riders to come together. Bike hire, advanced coaching, bike spares and even a bike wash are available at Swinley Bike Hub. For up to date trail information, visit the Trail Team Swinley Facebook page.
Ideal for beginner and novice cyclists. Cycle through the sweet-smelling pines and silvery birches of the forest, and keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of the rare bird species of Woodlark, Nightjar and Dartford Warbler which nest amongst the woodland. The relatively flat and wide trails of the Green Trail are perfect for families cycling with young children, with some green routes suitable for bike trailers. Please note that the trail surface may be loose, uneven or muddy at times depending on the weather, causing a temporary increase in the level of difficulty.
The sweeping slopes and curved roots of the Blue Trail are ideal for intermediate cyclists and mountain bikers. Bring your mountain bike or hybrid and prepare for a trail that provides all the thrills that an intermediate cyclist could wish for. Beginning with a challenging ascent from The Look Out car park, experience the welcome respite of a downhill dive as you head for the exciting trees of the Swinley Forest – where you can expect berms, large rocks, medium steps, drop-offs and cambers. The Blue Trail gives you the option to either continue with this trail, or join up with the more physically demanding Red Trail if you feel you’re ready. Please be aware that the trail surface may include small obstacles of roots and rock.
The steep climbs, gnarly single-tracks and slippery descents of the Red Trail are a playground for advanced mountain bikers with good off-road riding skills. With varying gradients and technical difficulty, this trail promises to keep you on your toes. Cut in and out of the pine forest, master the manoeuvres of single-track routes and hold your own on the ‘F1’ drop!
You can also refer to our Visitor Update page for details of any specific trail closures which can happen from time to time for maintenance, tree work or environmental reasons. For more information about this area and the other facilities that can be found here – such as Go Ape! and The Look Out, please visit our page on Swinley Forest.