SU9675 : Windsor Great Park, The Long Walk South of Albert Road

taken 4 years ago, near to Old Windsor, Windsor And Maidenhead, Great Britain

Windsor Great Park, The Long Walk South of Albert Road
Windsor Great Park, The Long Walk South of Albert Road
The Long Walk, Windsor :: SU9776
The straight path that links Windsor Castle with Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park is known as The Long Walk. From the Castle gate to the foot of the statue of King George II (The Copper Horse) The long walk measures 2.64 miles in length.

The path as we know it came into being during the reign of King Charles II who had double rows of Elm trees planted the entire length of the route. There were 1,652 trees planted to create the basis of the landscape we know today. Charles wanted to remodel Windsor in a modern popular style and the Long Walk was just one aspect of his improvement scheme.

Over the years Elms have been replaced by Oak, Horse Chestnut and London Plane trees. At the Park Street (Castle) end of the Long Walk Horse Chestnuts predominate LinkExternal link
Windsor Great Park
Windsor Great Park is a large deer park of 5000 acres to the South Windsor. For many centuries the park was the private hunting ground of Windsor Castle and dates primarily from the mid-13th century. Now largely open to the public (though not publicly funded), the parkland is often open as a recreation area for visitors between dawn and dusk. It is owned and managed by the Crown Estate and historically covered many times its area as Windsor Forest, Windsor Royal Park or its current name (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).
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SU9675, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 7 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 969 754 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.1777N 0:36.3194W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 969 754
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Park  Windsor Great Park  Crown Estate  The Long Walk  Path  Footpath 

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