Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Nice Horse but Where's the Cow?

Hello

Thanks for calling in.

Windsor Great Park is true to its name, it's huge and fabulous all in one go.  No matter how many times you pass the totem pole near Virginia Water lake, the camera has to come out for another shot.


The faces stare down, however, some of the trees in the park have their own strange features like the one below with its antlers, trunk and smiley eyes.


We were on a mission to walk to the famous Copper Horse statue that you can see from Windsor Castle right at the end of the Long Walk, there and back turned out to be 16,000 steps. Starting at the car park on the A30, walking past the large Virginia Water lake and Obelisk Pond, with its tall obelisk looming large, it wasn't long till we were near The Savill Garden with its magnificent magnolias and rhododendrons spilling over the fences.





Daffodils naturally were everywhere.


Entering the Deer Park through the gate, we could see them browsing in the distance. Look at those antlers.


Round the corner and the Long Walk and Windsor Castle came into view somewhat cloaked in mist.  Was the Queen there?  Well there was a flag flying but I couldn't see which one.


 The huge Copper Horse with King George III astride towered above us on windy Snow Hill.




Turning back past the royal lodges, you can't miss the Park properties that are all painted this rather pretty shade of pink.


Having been past Obelisk Pond and seen the Obelisk, I was very keen to see recently renovated, rectangular Cow Pond, but could I find a cow? No.  It will be very pretty in the summer when the waterlilies are blooming though.  There's a tiny covered seat at the end of the pond, you might just be able to make it out as we stand on the bridge.


Just about back to the car park, doesn't the grass look wonderful in the sun which eventually burned away the cloud.




Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. That was a long walk. One I have never done although visited Windsor many times. Aren't all the blossom trees looking good. I would love to see the cow pond with all the water lilies, that must be a lovely sight. B x

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    1. It was a long walk but not the Long Walk, I haven't walked that for many years. The cow pond was rather good and quite a surprise. x

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  2. I don't think I've ever seen pictures of this park before, thanks for taking us along it was beautiful.

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    1. It's a huge park which takes a while to drive through so many places to explore.

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  3. What a lovely - long! - walk. I have never been there to walk, but it certainly looks like a lovely place to go!

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    1. Yep it's a great place for a walk for the price of the car park, a bit more if you go inside the gardens.

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  4. What a super long walk with so much of interest to see as you go along. The magnolias and rhododenrons are lovely:)

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    1. I've been meaning to do this walk for ages. Pity it was a bit foggy though.

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