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.
Tuesday 02 March. Canadian Avenue from the Totem Pole to The Valley Gardens coffee unit will be closed. Please follow the diversions.
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
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Windsor Great Park is home to a vast array of flora and fauna, with countless species that hold international wildlife and environmental significance.
A significant proportion of Windsor Great Park is designated by Natural England as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) – as well as being designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the European Union Directive on the Conservation of Wild Birds.
We work hard to achieve a successful balance between managing our environmental responsibilities whilst providing an attractive, safe and well maintained destination for over five million visitors a year. Please visit our page on Sustainability to find out more.
The sheer scale and continuity of tree coverage across Windsor Great Park provides an incredible ecosystem, both above and below the ground, which has led to an outstanding wealth of biodiversity. Our conservation teams work hard to maintain these varied habitats, whilst also exploring opportunities to create new areas for native species to thrive.
Windsor Great Park holds SSSI and SAC designations and is known for its native oaks, ancient woodland and grasslands.
Our trees are managed carefully, both as they grow and as they eventually fall - where some are left to create natural dead wood habitats.
Whether you are a keen ornithologist, a casual bird-watcher or somewhere in between, Windsor Great Park has much to offer around this vast natural landscape.
Working practices on the Windsor Estate are already being challenged in various ways to improve our sustainability – helping to make us Greener on the outside, and the inside!