Guidance for visitors to Windsor Great Park
Your safety, the safety of our staff and other Park visitors is our utmost priority, so please maintain social distancing at all times, staying at least two metres from people outside of your household. When meeting family and/or friends you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, you must not meet in a group of more than six (6), indoors or outdoors. Before visiting please familiarise yourselves with the latest Government guidelines. Please also refer to the guidelines about meeting others safely.
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 Gift Shop, Plant Centre and toilets at The Savill Building are open. On busier days you may need to queue.
The Savill Garden
The Savill Garden is open for Friends and Members as well as a limited number of pre-booked tickets.
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.
More information about car parking can be found here.
Cycling in Windsor Great Park
More information about cycling can be found here.
Catering facilities in Windsor Great Park
The Savill Garden Kitchen is open with a reduced menu. The terrace is open from 9am - 11am for teas, coffees and pastries and then the lunch menu is available from 11.30am - 4pm.
The following reduced take-away catering will be available:
We are constantly reviewing the situation and should Government advice change, or public safety be compromised, we will not hesitate to impose further closures or restrictions.
Windsor Great Park provides 4800 acres to explore, with an endless combination of routes that offer level running, uphill gradients and woodland tracks.
Whether you’re a beginner who needs inspiration to dust off your old trainers, or a regular runner that’s looking to experience a different challenge and a fresh experience with every visit – you’ll find a run that’s perfectly suited to you within Windsor Great Park. Here are just a couple of our recommended routes:
The avenue of the Long Walk offers just over 2.5 miles (4.2km) of tarmac path to run along, from Windsor Castle - the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world - to the top of Snow Hill. Set your pace and enjoy a gentle incline that gradually climbs higher towards the Copper Horse, where a final push to the statue itself will reward you with exhilarating views. As you stop for a break, look out across the tree canopies and Windsor rooftops, where you can also see Eton College and the arch at Wembley stadium in the distance.
If you’re looking for a mid-length workout along an even woodland terrain, a 4.5 mile (7 km) run round Virginia Water could be perfect. Begin at Virginia Water Pavilion and then decide whether you’d like to venture left past the Leptis Magna Ruins, or right past the wild forests and flowerbeds of The Valley Gardens. The path around Virginia Water is an exhilarating running route, giving you a chance to take in the impressive heights of the Cascade and the ancient Leptis Magna ruins. And however far you decide to run at Virginia Water, the Pavilion will always be ready and waiting to greet you with a welcome drink and a snack afterwards.
Visit our Opening Times and Parking pages for specific details about each of these locations. Or for a wider explanation about each one, and other practical information, visit the relevant pages in our Explore section - using the links within each Recommended Run description above.
Please note that as you run, you will see a few areas clearly marked 'Private'. Unfortunately, these are not open to the public, but there is still plenty for you to see!
Whether you're a keen runner looking for challenging and varied routes, 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.