Created by King Charles II, the Long Walk was introduced in 1680 – although it was not until 1683 that the avenue was extended to its current length. The iconic Copper Horse which stands guard over the Long Walk was also a later addition.

This impressive statue, depicting King George III on horseback, was erected in 1831 to commemorate his significant contribution to Windsor Great Park.

A stroll along the Long Walk and through the Deer Park is the perfect way to soak in the history of the grounds, enjoying a landscape that has barely changed in 1,000 years. Windsor Great Park and forest is home to one of the largest populations of ancient oak trees in northern Europe. In fact, there are trees still standing today that saw William of Normandy ride past on Royal hunts.

Changing of the Guard

The Long Walk

Walking the Long Walk

Cottage View

Walking the Long Walk

Walking the Long Walk

Walking the Long Walk

Walking the Long Walk

Changing of the Guard

Unfortunately we didn’t have quite enough time to walk the full length of the walk to view the statue of King George III.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 8th 2022

8 Responses to “Windsor – The Long Walk”

  1. Hels says:

    Great perspective, but how long is it? I probably would not make the full distance either.

  2. Lovely photos and it does indeed look a long walk!!!!

  3. Ayush Basu says:

    i am sure there were miscreants who made it necessary for such a sign, CP. i like the view all the way down

  4. Mandy says:

    What a beautiful looking walk! I love the idea that there are trees still standing there that would have seen William the Conqueror! We recently went to Battle and I found it so fascinating

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