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Windsor Great Park Circular Walk

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Windsor Great Park Circular Walk is a 8.4 kilometer loop trail located near Windsor, Berkshire, England and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.4 km Elevation Gain: 221 m Route Type: Loop

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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. 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.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Really enjoyed this walk and so did Daisy the dog. The views from various points on the walk give you a new perspective on the castle and the Copper Horse. If anything I think it would be a better route in reverse. Here's why. 1. The view from the Copper Horse would come earlier in the walk and provide a spur to go on for the less willing. 2. There is more and better parking at the Ranger's Gate than there is at the Cranbourne Gate so I'd suggest that as the start and end point. 3. The Post Office would then come towards the end of the walk and provide a suitable reward for your efforts. Not a criticism by any measure, just an observation. Great walk for all abilities.

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