Chapel Wood & Cow Pond
Cow Pond is a serene ornamental lake created in the 1700s. Whilst here, take the opportunity to visit nearby Chapel Wood.
Obelisk Lawn & Obelisk Pond
A short walk from The Savill Garden, you’ll find the Obelisk Lawn and Pond, a lovely place to stroll or picnic among the cedars.
Queen Anne’s Ride & Stag Meadow
Queen Anne’s Ride is a 2.9 mile (4.7kms) ‘avenue’ between Windsor Great Park and Ascot Heath.
Home to the prestigious Guards Polo Club, Smith’s Lawn also features the Prince Consort monument unveiled by Queen Victoria in 1890.
The Long Walk & Deer Park
No view better captures Windsor Great Park’s royal grandeur than The Long Walk. No landscape better reveals its history than the Deer Park.
Take in the beauty of Virginia Water with a 5.25 mile (8.5kms) circular walk around the lake. Queen Victoria is known to have loved it as a child, and, after she became Queen, enjoying frequent picnics there.
Explore other aspects of Windsor Great Park.
Windsor Great Park is part of the operational Windsor Estate, which also includes commercial forests, golf courses, farms and the Ascot race course.
From William I’s hunting grounds to Queen Victoria’s royal picnics, the landscape has been improved, cherished and shared by a long line of monarchs.
Take a journey through the ages with our Historic Timeline, which tells the story of Windsor Great Park and its Royal associations, from the Battle of Hastings right through to the present day.
The Rangers of Windsor Great Park
The role of Ranger can trace its roots back to 1559 when Sir Henry Neville was appointed Ranger in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
Over the last 460 years, the post of Ranger has been held by the Sovereign and other family members, including The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.