Photos taken during a circular walk that trails away from the Aquadrome, across farms and into the woodland - details and map can be found here.
Technical details: Olympus E-PM1 with OM Zuiko 28mm f2.8 lens.
First photo shows the famous Long Walk, a straight 2.65 mile path that linking Windsor Castle with Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park. "Snow Hill was where, as the legend has it, King Henry VIII sat and waited for news of the execution of his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. However, the path as we know it only 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" (Windsor Berkshire).
Windsor Great Park "was once part of a vast Norman hunting forest which was enclosed in the late 13th century. The 2,020 hectares (5,000 acres) of parkland, which includes a Deer Park, is a varied landscape of formal avenues, gardens, woodland and open grassland. The antiquity of the landscape is enhanced by the scattering of great ancient oaks for which the Great Park and its forest are renowned." (The Crown Estate).
Technical details: Sony a850 with Sigma 50-500mm (Bigma) lens.