Welcome to The Crown Estate
Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park welcomes over two and a half million every year.
Windsor Great Park, the only Royal Park managed by The Crown Estate, was once part of a vast Norman hunting forest which was enclosed in the late 13th century. The 2,020 hectares of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, is a varied landscape of formal avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland. The antiquity of the landscape is enhanced by the scattering of great ancient oaks for which the Great Park and its forest are renowned.
Windsor Great Park welcomes visitors.
The Great Park is an ever more popular destination for recreational activity, with over two and a half million people visiting every year to run, walk or ride.
Savill Garden, Valley Gardens and Virginia Water
For full visitor information please visit our website:
Horse riding and fishing in the Great Park
Are available by permit only, with enquiries directed to:
The Crown Estate Office
The Great Park
Windsor SL4 2HT
telephone: 01753 860 222
Cyclists are welcome in many areas of the Great Park. We request that they keep to the designated paths and give way to pedestrians and horses. However cycles are not permitted in the Long Walk. For the more adventurous, there are mountain bike trails in Swinley Forest, again for permit holders only.
For more information on cycling please follow the link:
Cycling in Windsor Great Park (PDF, 307 KB)
Car parks are provided at a number of locations around the Great Park boundary. Dog walkers are very welcome - for more information please follow the link:
Dog Walker Leaflet (PDF, 2 MB)
- 14 May 2013 New cycling network officially opens at Swinley forest
- 09 May 2013 Famous Punch Bowl, in the Valley Gardens, to reach peak
- 26 April 2013 The Royal Landscape winners at RHS national show