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.
With over 4000 acres of the Great Park to explore, tours by horse and carriage have proved a popular experience in the park for over 165 years. Visitors can step back in time as they travel in Windsor’s last Licensed Hackney Carriage to operate on The Long Walk and Windsor Great – while receiving a history lesson on the Kings and Queens of England, and how they shaped the Great Park.
Windsor Carriages is a family run business by The Seear Family who have lived and worked in the Park for over 50 years, and who proudly continue the 165 year old tradition of Windsor’s licensed hackney carriages on The Long Walk. The company is fully insured and licensed as a hackney carriage by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead since 1849.
Enjoy spectacular views of Windsor Castle, The Long Walk, The Copper Horse and learn more about Her Majesty The Queen's childhood home here at Windsor. Stunning views and fascinating insights to the Great Park provide an experience that guests will talk about for years to come. Each tour is tailored to visitors’ interests in the Park and Windsor history, and is suitable for all ages. Children as young as three will be kept engaged and those under three tend to fall asleep to the rhythm of the carriage.
The carriage is accessed via two wide low steps with handrails and is suitable for all abilities. Pushchairs can be stowed under the seats, while blankets and umbrellas are available in the event of unexpected inclement weather. Carriages operate from April to October on bright cheerful sun-filled days, as the carriage is open top. All carriage tours are private and seat up to 6 people. Tours start from two locations dependent on bookings – either Windsor Castle, Castle Hill, SL4 1PQ or Bishopsgate, TW20 0XU.