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Berkshire Way - Ascot to Windsor
Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

This is the fourteenth and FINAL part of the Berkshire Way - a special walk put together by BBC Berkshire - that takes in some of the best sights across the county from West to East...and we've finally finished it!

SEE ALSO

Click the links below for detailed maps of this walk

Map 1 - A330 footpath to Water Splash Lane

Map 2 - Water Splash Lane to Long Wood

Map 3 - Long Wood to Ox Pond

Map 4 - Ox Pond to Rush Pond

Map 5 - Rush Pond to Shaw Pond

Map 6 - Shaw Farm to Windsor Castle

TIP: SET THE MAP SIZE TO 'FIT IN WINDOW' OR 100% ONCE IT OPENS

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FACTS

A significant historic landmark of Windsor Great Park is the statue at the southern end of the long walk of King George III sitting astride a horse. Known popularly as the Copper Horse it commemorates King George's significant contribution to the development of the Great Park, which included the introduction of the farms that still thrive to this day.

Cottages were built to house estate workers and Queen Victoria had a school built so that children of workers could receive an education. The school, Crown assisted within the Berkshire Education Authority, still serves the same function to this day.

In October 2003, The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, unveiled The Jubilee Statue at the highest point of Queen Anne's Ride. The statue, in bronze, depicts The Queen on horseback, one and a half times life size.

©
2004 The Crown Estate
www.thecrownestate.co.uk

WEB LINKS

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council

The Crown Estate

The Ramblers' Association

National Trust

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THE WALK
Distance: 7 miles
Grid reference at start: SU927690
Time: 3:5 hours
Going: Easy.
Parking: Starting in Ascot there are several car parks, and at the finish, there are several car parks in Windsor.
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Map

Begin at the footpath where the last walk finished, on the A330 after Ascot racecourse on the left.

Go down the footpath and when the path reaches the road, turn left walking past the very ornate gates of Golden Gates Lodge onto Cheapside Road.

Pass the entrance to Silwood Park Farm on the right.

Gate
The entrance of Golden Gates Lodge.

Just before the turning to Water Splash Lane on the left, turn left down the public footpath past East Lodge.

Follow the concrete path through the park, bearing right following the public footpath sign.

The path comes out onto a busy road so take care, turn left.

Then almost immediately right, through Ascot Gate and into Windsor Great Park, following the road parallel to the main road.

Trees
Tress in Windsor Great Park.

Pass through Prince Consort Gate and continue following the path straight ahead.

After passing some red brick farmhouses on the right, do not take the path right immediately after the cottages. Instead take the next right where you can see the road climbing into the woods in the distance, due East.

Deer
Hundreds of deer graze the park.

Once you reach the top of the hill and the road levels out, turn sharp left down the path opposite Chaplain's Lodge.

Pass Ox Pond on your left, and you'll see the statue of King George III on the right at the top of Snow Hill. Head towards the statue.

On reaching the statue, take in the fantastic views of Windsor Castle straight ahead and West London.

Statue of King George III
Statue of King George IV.
Follow the famous 'Long Walk' down towards the Castle.

When you reach the Castle, turn left and come out into Windsor high street.

Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle.

Walk past the Guild Hall on your right and continue up towards the Queen Victoria statue.

Turn right here and the walk ends in front of the Castle gates.

Windsor Castle
The end of the walk - hurrah!

You've completed

Part Fourteen of the Berkshire Way

Well Done!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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