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
Planning a visit to the Great Park? Here are some tips to help you get the most from your visit.
At the top of Queen Anne’s Ride you will find the equestrian themed statue of HM Queen Elizabeth II, beautifully sculpted by Philip Jackson to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002.
Queen Anne's Ride, or Queen's Walk as it was originally known, is first mentioned in 1708. Initially planted with elm and lime trees, it was principally designed to allow Queen Anne to use her horse-drawn carriage, or 'chaise', giving her easy access to the Great Park and Forest beyond.
The original avenue of trees did not fare too well, and re-planting started as early as 1813. In 1993, after a genereous donation of 1,000 oaks, the avenue was felled, and a full re-planting scheme undertaken and completed.
The trees continue to flourish and will eventually restore the Ride to its original and majestic splendour.
These useful links 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.