Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park Windsor
Covering over 5,000 acres from Windsor to Ascot, this wooded, rolling park is partly private Crown Estate and partly open to the public. There are dozens of walks to choose from, through stirringly English countryside: pick up a map at Windsor Tourist Information for trails that last from an hour to an entire day.
There are 11 car parks dotted around the park's periphery, but if you're based in Windsor, you can simply saunter up to the Long Walk and head for the Copper Horse statue on the horizon. From there it’s a ten-minute stroll to the quaint 1930s Village, still home to estate workers and complete with post office, cricket pitch and café. Longer walks continue to the artfully landscaped grounds of Savill Garden and Virginia Water. Many paths are open to cycles, and horse riding can be arranged too. Sizeable herds of deer graze the park, so take note of signs during rutting season.