GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Valley Gardens

3 miles (5.5 km)

Explore these stunning, colourful gardens located in Windsor Great Park.
There are 250 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands to explore using a series of well defined walking trails.
One of the main highlights on the walk is the amazing Punch Bowl. This area of the gardens contains numerous multi-coloured azaleas, exploding into a riot of colour in the springtime. Other plants/trees include Magnolia, Mahonia, Pernettya, Rhododendron Species, Glenn Dale azaleas, hardy ferns, Ilex and Dwarf conifers.
This walk starts at the eastern end of the gardens next to the car park. You then pass the 100 foot high totem pole and the Wick Pond as you head to High Flyer's Hill. You return passing the Polo grounds where you may be able to watch a match. You then pass the pretty Obelisk pond before returning to the start point.
If you would like to continue your walk you could head to the nearby Virginia Water Lake where you'll find a delightful lakeside trail.

Valley Gardens OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Valley Gardens Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Valley Gardens, Landscape Garden - geograph.org.uk - 1801142

Valley Gardens, Landscape Garden. 250 acres of landscaped garden on the northern shore of Virginia Water. Rhododendrons line many of the winding paths

The Heather Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 2858220

The Heather Gardens

County Boundary, Windsor Great Park - geograph.org.uk - 1301575

County Boundary, Windsor Great Park. The border between Surrey and Berkshire follows the ditch along this valley from Virginia Water lake.

The Head of Main Valley - geograph.org.uk - 1801362

The Head of Main Valley. Dwarf daffodils on the meadow in Main Valley and the trees with spring blossom are a great attraction for visitors to Valley Gardens, Windsor Great Park.

Spring in the Valley Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 1801148

Spring in the Valley Gardens. Magnolia and rhododendrons bloom in spring within the large landscaped garden

The banks of Virginia Water in Valley Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 107910

The banks of Virginia Water in Valley Gardens

The Punch Bowl - geograph.org.uk - 2370408

The Punch Bowl

Botany Bay Ride - geograph.org.uk - 1800992

Botany Bay Ride. Wide sandy track in Valley Gardens. It leads down to Botany Bay on the northern shore of Virginia Water. The ride is lined by rhododendrons and ornamental trees like magnolia and redwood.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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