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
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
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.
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.
See our most popular walks, or learn about conservation on the Windsor Estate.
Park map & guide
View and download our Park map & guide to help you make the most of your visit to Windsor Great Park.
As an operational Estate, it is sometimes necessary to close parts of Windsor Great Park. Please check visitor updates below before you travel.
Find out more about parking and charges at Windsor Great Park.
Relax with family and friends with a picnic in Windsor Great Park. There are plenty of places to take in the fresh air and enjoy the stunning backdrop of the Obelisk Pond and Virginia Water Lake.
Explore the wonders of Windsor Great Park on foot. Choose from one of our three favourite routes, each starting from The Savill Garden.