A progressive independent commercial business, created by Act of Parliament. Our portfolio includes the whole of Regent Street and much of St James’s in London’s West End, prime regional shopping centres, Windsor Great Park, rural land and coastline, and the UK’s seabed.
Our team are working constantly to ensure that we keep the highest standards here at Windsor Great Park, to preserve this special place for future generations.
We will always do our best to let you know if essential work is taking place that may affect your visit. Please check the information below for general information and to see what’s happening around Windsor Great Park.
We are pleased to confirm that Virginia Water Lake, Wick Pond and Obelisk Pond have all been tested by The Environment Agency and all have been found to be clear from blue green algae. We would like to thank visitors for their understanding and cooperation over the past few weeks.
Areas of The Valley Gardens are currently closed due to tree management operations.
Some temporary track closures in place at Swinley Forest due to forestry operations.
At times, there is likely to be disruption along the Ribblesdale horse track (Blacknest Gate to Dukes Lane). China Bridge, which is half way up the track, requires some essential repairs. This involves the track being closed at times. Please bear with us during these periods and thank you for your patience.
Windsor Great Park and Forest is an international site of conservation, and some of the UK’s most important locations for fungi are found here. As such, the collection of fungi is strictly prohibited in Windsor Great Park. The ancient trees and acid grasslands are left as undisturbed as possible to create a unique habitat for fungal growth, resulting in an impressive collection of rare and interesting varieties. The collection of fruit bodies (mushrooms and toadstools), however, threatens the future of these species, and the other species they help to grow.
We ask all visitors to comply with the following measures:
No collection of mushrooms and toadstools for any purpose is permitted.
Causing damage to, picking, or discarding unwanted fruit bodies is prohibited.
Anyone caught picking fungi will have any mushrooms or toadstools confiscated and may face prosecution.
While exploring Windsor Great Park during the spring, summer and autumn months it is important to be aware of the risk of ticks. Ticks can inhabit areas of woodland and heathland, and some tick bites can be dangerous, so we recommend thoroughly checking for bites at the end of your visit.
The following tips will also help you to avoid being bitten:
Stick to paths and avoid walking through long grass or other dense vegetation.
Wear long sleeved tops, trousers and closed shoes (not sandals) when walking through tall vegetation.
Wearing lighter colours can be helpful, as it makes it easier to see any ticks.
Inspect skin regularly, and make sure children’s head and neck areas are properly checked
At the end of the day, check thoroughly to make sure ticks are not brought home on clothes or pets.
Use insect repellent, and use tick repellent collars on pets. Tick treatments are also available from your vet.