Couple walking in the Park with a dog on a lead.

Dog walking in

Windsor Great Park

Well-behaved dogs are welcome in Windsor Great Park and Forest. Our lakes, forests and fields offer a beautiful variety of walks along quality trails and tracks. 

Sharing the space

Two people walking with a dog.

Where to walk and facilities

Dogs are welcome in any of our public areas with these exceptions: 

  • The Savill Garden Visitor Centre 
  • The Savill Garden
  • Adventure Play 
  • Virginia Water Pavilion and Shop 

Assistance dogs and emotional assistance dogs are permitted in all public areas. View information about accessibility at Windsor Great Park here.

You can find facilities for you and your dog at:

  • The Savill Garden Visitor Centre terrace
  • Virginia Water Pavilion dog terrace

Lead-only areas

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, dogs must stay on lead if they do not respond to recall and, in the following areas: 

  • Car parks 
  • Around the visitor centres at The Savill Garden and Virginia Water Pavilion 
  • Obelisk Lawn 
  • The Valley Gardens 
  • The Deer Park 
  • or, where signs dictate 
Dog walker with three dogs on a lead.
White dog with brown spots doing a poop on the grass.

Clearing up after your dog

Please help us keep Windsor Great Park green, clean and safe for everyone to enjoy.

We provide special bins for your dog waste. Please use them or take it home. 

Keep dogs and horses safe around each other

Windsor Great Park is home to Guard’s Polo Club as well as a place that our horse riding Members and horse riding Schools can enjoy all-year round.

Horse tracks in Windsor Great Park can be identified by orange/red sand. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, when you are walking your dog/s please stay off of the horse tracks, and, if you do not have a sound recall for your dog/s, please keep them on a lead.

The Blue Cross has put together a guide about how to keep dogs and horses safe around each other. Take a look here.

A dog on a lead, looking up at its owner.
Dog walker with three dogs on a lead.

Professional dog walkers

The Dogs Trust has put together a guide for professional dog walkers to ensure that they are following best practice and welfare for dogs in their care.    

Take a look at the Dogs Trust 10 top tips for dog walkers here.

Download the Dogs Trust professional walkers’ guidelines for detailed information.

Discover more

See our most popular walks, or learn about conservation on the Windsor Estate. 

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