Wind­sor Great Park, Berkshire

Trail Running (UK) - - Routes - ■ Wendy Rum­ble for Buggy Squad, a free run­ning club in Maiden­head and part of www.run­ning­bug­gies.com

The Wind­sor Great Park is a large area owned by The Crown es­tate around Wind­sor Cas­tle, which can be ac­cessed from many dif­fer­ent points. The most fa­mous for run­ners is prob­a­bly The Long Walk, a straight road up to the Cop­per Horse statue. Start­ing at the Sav­ill Gar­den vis­i­tor cen­tre, this is an en­joy­able loop on trails, smooth paths and quiet roads. Al­though there are oc­ca­sional cars, they aren’t very fre­quent. The park wel­comes walk­ers, cy­clists, run­ners, horse rid­ers and, of course, buggy run­ners. It’s a won­der­ful place to run be­cause of the dif­fer­ent sec­tions that make it var­ied and in­ter­est­ing: some in wood­land, some along wa­ter and some along polo fields. Ac­cess to the park is free, al­though en­trance to the gar­dens is charge­able and there are also park­ing charges. You may see some wild deer or even roy­alty driv­ing past!

Pass­ing Cum­ber­land Lodge, SU 970709 The cof­fee cart on Obelisk Lawn, SU 976704 OS Ex­plorer 160 Sav­ill Gar­den car park, TW20 OUJ, SU 977705

This wheel-friendly route is per­fect for buggy run­ners

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