Best trails in Windsor Great Park, Surrey, England

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Looking for a great trail in Windsor Great Park, Surrey? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, walking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Windsor Great Park ranging from 1.5 to 6.2 miles and from 52 to 252 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Virginia Water Circular Walk
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 4 m
Parking fee £9 The lake at Virginia Water was created in the 18th century and construction work first began in 1752. William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland had ambitious plans for the area, and his work on the project continued when his brother Henry Frederick succeeded him as Ranger. The woodland shores of this magnificent lake are immensely popular amongst people who love to take part in the wide range of activities that are possible here - from walking or running the perimeter, to just relaxing and enjoying the view. This area is testament to a rich history that spans centuries - from ancient monuments, to cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. It is popular all year round, with its sparkling waters and abundance of wildlife. Show more
#2 - Windsor Great Park Circular Walk
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
For visitation information, see the park page here: https://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en A loop around Windsor Great Park, once part of the royal hunting ground and now providing miles and miles of peaceful walking in amongst the hustle and bustle of East Berkshire. Windsor Great Park is 5,000 acres in size, dates primarily to the 13th Century and is managed by the Crown Estate. Throughout the walk you'll have magnificent views of Windsor Castle as well as a chance to see some of the famous statues within the park such as the Copper Horse. On a historical note, the last Duke of Windsor was Edward VIII. This royal title has been deemed sullied and unusable ever since his abdication from the throne in 1936, when he was forced to choose between his love of Wallis Simpson and the throne. The walk follows a mixture of tarmac paths, grass avenues and sand tracks some of which will be muddy after wet weather. There are several gradual ascents and descents throughout the walk, but these are well worthwhile with the views the hill tops provide. There are no stiles and just a couple of deer gates (tall kissing gates). Dogs are welcome in the Great Park, although they need to be on leads in some areas and under close control at all times. You are likely to share the paths with many cyclists and horse riders and you will also pass through part of the deer park. Approximate time 2.5 hours. Show more
#3 - The Bailiwick and Windsor Great Park Walk
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
A circular pub walk from the Bailiwick pub in Englefield Green. This lovely pub sits right alongside one of the entrances to Windsor Great Park, and makes an ideal place to get coffee and a danish or a pint and lunch before or after your walk. The walk route follows the wide tarmac rides around the south east corner of Windsor Great Park. You'll have chance to see the Obelisk Pond, the polo lawns, Virginia Water lake and enjoy the vast expanses of landscaped parkland. There are just a few gentle inclines, with just one gate and no stiles to negotiate. The paths are all either tarmac or well made stone surfaces, so it would be suitable for pushchairs should you wish. Dogs are welcome in Windsor Great Park but must be kept on the lead for a couple of the sections and see the signs along the way. Allow 2 to 2.5 hours. Show more
#4 - Windsor Great Park via Copper Horse
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 58 m
#5 - Virginia Water Gardens
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 22 m
The lake at Virginia Water was created in the 18th century and construction work first began in 1752. William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland had ambitious plans for the area, and his work on the project continued when his brother Henry Frederick succeeded him as Ranger. The woodland shores of this magnificent lake are immensely popular amongst people who love to take part in the wide range of activities that are possible here - from walking or running the perimeter, to just relaxing and enjoying the view. This area is testament to a rich history that spans centuries - from ancient monuments, to cascading waterfalls and stunning vistas. It is popular all year round, with its sparkling waters and abundance of wildlife. Show more
#6 - Virginia Water and Heather Garden Circular
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
#7 - Three Castles Path: Windsor to Crowthorne
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 17.9 mi • Est. 8 h 23 m
#8 - Savill Garden Perimeter Loop
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
#9 - The Savill Garden at Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 44 m
#10 - Windsor Great Park via Poets Lawn
Windsor Great Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
Park information: https://www.windsorgreatpark.co.uk/en. Free parking at the Windsor great park open air car park. This is a circular walk through the beautiful Windsor Great Park. There are loads of off lead opportunities for the dog and a pub (Fox & Hounds) stop half way round! On a historical note, the last Duke of Windsor was Edward VIII. This royal title has been deemed sullied and unusable ever since his abdication from the throne in 1936, when he was forced to choose between his love of Wallis Simpson and the throne. Show more