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.
Windsor is a contemporary town centre overlooked by an iconic castle, with the spectacular 4800 acres of Windsor Great Park providing a green haven for walking, cycling and horse riding – all within close proximity to central London.
The spectacular 4800 acres of Windsor Great Park provide the town's residents with a green haven for walking, cycling and horse riding – all less than 30 miles from the bustle of central London.
Windsor offers a diverse array of restaurants, interspersed with independent cafés, high street shops and quintessentially British tearooms. Opposite the castle, a Grade II listed Victorian railway station has been converted into Windsor Royal Shopping, providing a wide selection of bars and bistros, an arts and crafts market, and a concourse of upmarket stores.
From the gates of Windsor Castle, the 2.6 miles of The Long Walk links the Royal residence to Windsor Great Park - making it possible to enjoy an uninterrupted stroll from urban to rural. Meanwhile, the River Thames runs through the town, giving you the chance to cruise on a day-trip sightseeing boat, or explore independently by hired motorboat or kayak. And for culture seekers, the arts centre offers a packed programme and the Theatre Royal provides plays, musicals and comedies throughout the year.
Windsor is conveniently situated along the M4 corridor, giving a direct route into London. It also benefits from close proximity to the M25, M3 and M40 - with Heathrow Airport only a twenty minute drive away. There are two central train stations, from which you can travel either directly to Waterloo or to Paddington via the Windsor to Slough shuttle train. There are also good rail links in nearby Egham and Virginia Water.
Windsor is surrounded by a diverse range of nearby towns and villages - including Ascot, famous for its racecourse, and Bracknell, home of Swinley Forest – plus Crowthorne, Datchet, Sunningdale, Eton and many others.
If you would like to find out more about what’s on, places to visit and places to stay in other towns nearby, or in the wider county of Surrey, please use the following links:
If you plan to make regular visits to Windsor Great Park, or to move here, it could make perfect sense to become a Member of The Savill Garden. Benefits include unlimited access to the Garden and parking in the Savill Garden car park, as well as priority booking for events, and a number of special discounts.