GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Windsor Great Park Walks and Cycling

8 miles (12.2 km)

A circular cycle or walk around the beautiful Windsor Great Park in Surrey. The park includes 5,000 acres of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, lakes, avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland. National Cycle Network route 4 runs right through the park while the Three Castles Walk runs along the Long Walk Avenue where there are fabulous views of Windsor Castle. Cyclists please note that cycles are not permitted on theLong Walk.
If you'd like to continue your exercise you could head to Virginia Water Lake. This large man made lake is located in the southern end of the park. It has a delightful walking trail running around its perimeter. Also of interest are the beautiful Valley Gardens. Located next to the lake they consist of 250 acres of landscaped gardens and woodlands and a series of well defined walking trails.
You can also enjoy a walk along the Thames Path from Windsor to Dorney Lake. The lake has a nice surfaced cycling and walking trail to try.
The Jubilee River also runs past Dorney. The river has a great waterside cycling and walking trail running from Maidenhead to Eton.
Also of interest is our Windsor Circular Walk which will take you to Eton Wick and the famous Eton College.

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Windsor Great Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Windsor Great Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The expansive parkland and woodland are ideal for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. Please keep them on leads in the deer park area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Across the river to the north in Buckinghamshire there's two fine country parks in the shape of Black Park Country Park and Langley Park Country Park. There's miles of good cycling and walking trails through the woodland in these parks. Langley Park's rhododendron gardens and Arboretum are also particularly lovely.
The Three Castles Path starts/finishes at the castle in the town. This historically themed long distance trail will take you from the castle at Windsor to Winchester Castle, visiting the ruined Odiham Castle on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Berkshire Walks and the Surrey Walks pages.


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The main drive into Windsor Great Park from Blacknest Gate.

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The road to Cranbourne Tower from the nearby carpark. This is publicly accessible but not quite as far as the tower.

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A view of Shop Pond (so called as it is near to The Village shop).

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Walkers with their dog on a path beside the Cavalry Exercise Ground on the western side of the park.

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Photograph taken from one of the private roads which pass through the park. Access is possible by foot, horse, or bicycle. Woodland, in the foreground, prevents a view of the parkland. The distant horizon; and Windsor Castle, some three miles away, can be clearly seen.

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Deer grazing in the park.

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Bishopsgate, Windsor Great Park. Normally a quiet location, with just a few walkers or riders passing through. I had to wait for a convoy of six cars, which had just come from the direction of Royal Lodge, before taking this picture.

Totem pole at Virginia Water - - 214069

Totem pole at Virginia Water


GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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