Conservation & Stewardship
The Windsor Estate is home to a vast array of habitats, flora and fauna. It’s long-term stewardship by The Crown Estate has made it an internationally recognised example of biodiversity, sustainability and conservation.
Indeed, our 1,000-year history makes Windsor Great Park the top site in Britain’s ‘Index of Ecological Continuity’. Significant parts of The Windsor Estate are designated by Natural England as:
Balancing our responsibilities
In addition to our conservation work, The Windsor Estate provides many environmental, social and health benefits, including:
- Outdoor recreation (5.5 million visitors/year)
- Carbon capture and storage
- Timber and woodland products
- Food production
- Water storage and irrigation
- Pollination and improved air quality
- Improved air quality
- A buffer to noise pollution
But we cannot do it alone.
Guard against all risks of fire
Fires destroy habitats and wildlife. They can spread without warning, especially in dry conditions. Help us to prevent this by not lighting campfires or BBQ’s and ensure any cigarettes are put out and disposed of properly.
Protect and respect wildlife, plants and trees
Windsor Great Park is home to an impressive collection of plants and flowers from around the world which offer astounding displays to admire throughout the year.
Walk your dog responsibly
The Windsor Estate welcomes well-behaved dogs. It is important that your dog is under control at all times, for your dog’s safety, yourself and the safety of others. Find out more about walking your dog here.
Take your litter home
Litter is unpleasant for us all but can also cause damage to the landscape and wildlife. Please come prepared to take your litter home with you.
Keep to the paths and tracks
We’ve created the paths and tracks to avoid disturbing ground nesting birds and other wildlife.
Take only memories away
Anything that belongs on the Estate should stay on the Estate. Respect the flora and fauna that lives here by leaving their home intact.
Explore our habitats and wildlife
Dig deeper into the habitats, the wildlife they support and the work we do to preserve them for the benefit of the nation.