We love Windsor and have been there countless times. We really like walking around town and along the river, walking past the Castle and check if the Queen is in and obviously do a bit of shopping. But one thing we've never done was walking The Long Walk.
Last Sunday was such a beautiful day so we decided we should go to the coast but last time we went, it seemed like the whole planet had had the same idea and it took us 4 hours to do a journey that should have taken us just under 2 hours so the thought of spending so much time in the car put us off and we decided to instead, pack a picnic and go to Windsor.
We parked on Kings Road and walked about 10 mins to the Deer Gate which is located halfway through The Long Walk. We then headed to the Copper Horse and admired the amazing view from up there.
This huge statue on Snow Hill was erected in 1829 and depicts King George III on his horse. Did you know that The Long Walk is used for the royal journey to Royal Ascot. Apparently, you can see Heathrow Airport and Southall from there.
We then found the perfect picnic spot under a tree and took some time to relax on the grass before heading back towards the Castle. On the way, we spotted lots of majestic deer, some horses and lots of pretty buttercups.
It was such a lovely day and according to my phone, we walked over 20km (I was wearing sandals and my feet are still sore).
Do you get this feeling where your weekend was so relaxing that it feels like you had a mini holiday? This was one of those. Oh, how I love summer!
Such a beautiful gate house
Copper Horse statue of King George III
Can you spot the Castle far far away?
Have a lovely week,