Due to a fallen tree at the Cascade, there is no access on the south side of Virginia Water lake between the ruins and the Virginia Water Pavilion.
You will not be able to do a full walk around the lake until the work is completed. From Virginia Water Pavilion we suggest that you do not turn left and in front of Virginia Water South car park we suggest you do not turn right.
We politely ask Members and Visitors to respect all barriers and closure signage.
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Just a short walk from The Savill Garden lies Cow Pond, an ornamental lake gilded with an abundance of water lilies that bloom throughout the summer months.
Cow Pond was renovated in 2012 to commemorate H.M. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the diamond lattice balustrade of the Baroque-style footbridge being designed specifically to represent this momentous event. The oak arbour and footbridge were added as part of the renovation project, and as with the roof of The Savill Building, both the arbour and the footbridge were expertly crafted from sustainable Windsor Estate oak.
Whilst visiting Cow Pond, take a trip to nearby Chapel Wood. Autumn fills this woodland with the glorious colour of the Japanese maples, while a visit during January and February will be rewarded with colourful and sweetly perfumed witch hazels. Whatever the season, this charming wood is always a worthwhile addition to your walk.
HM The Queen attending the opening of Cow Pond following it’s renovation in 2012
Cow Pond was formally created in the early 1700s by architect Henry Flitcroft, as an extension from an existing pond. The oak arbour and footbridge, added as part of the renovations in 2012, were built according to the original 1748 designs.
These usefullinks will help you to make the most of your visit to Windsor Great Park.
Whether you're a keen horticulturist looking for inspiration, 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.