It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our deepest sympathies to Her Majesty The Queen and all members of the Royal Family.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was the Ranger of the Great Park for nearly 70 years and during this time his impact on one of the most recognised landscapes in the world has been immense. He has provided guidance and insight to our team to help them manage the Great Park and the wider estate, from the farms to the wildlife to the ancient woodlands, ensuring it can continue to offer a rich sanctuary for all, for generations to come. We will miss him greatly and there is no doubt that his influence will continue to be seen in our work across the Great Park.
His Royal Highness’s commitment to protecting the Great Park for the long-term can be best summed up in his own words: “The management of land is a very long-term business and the best results can only be achieved if there is confidence and continuity. We are enjoying the gardens and avenues and amenities planted by previous generations and it is because I feel myself to be a temporary custodian that I am planting for future generations.”
Everything you need to know about travelling to each area of Windsor Great Park, or to Swinley Forest.
To access the Long Walk and Deer Park, you can park at one of the car parks dotted along the A332 near Windsor, however visitors often park in Windsor town centre and walk along the High Street to enter Windsor Great Park through Cambridge Gate, which is located next to Windsor Castle.
If you park at The Savill Garden car park, you can then take a short walk to the right of the Visitor Centre, along Rhododendron Ride, to Cow Pond. This is a gentle walk and should take around five minutes.
From The Savill Garden car park, Obelisk Lawn is almost immediately to the left of The Savill Building. Then just head towards the Cumberland Obelisk, which you will be able to see from the car park.
You can choose to park at The Savill Garden car park and walk towards the Cumberland Obelisk, then cross Obelisk Bridge on your right, to arrive at Smith’s Lawn.
To access Queen Anne’s Ride and Stag Meadow on foot, you can park at any of the car parks dotted along the A332. Horsebox parking is available at the car park opposite Ranger’s Gate.
Windsor Great park is easily accessible via train, bus, bicycle and taxi - so you don’t need a car in order to experience everything that we have to offer.