Discover the Hidden Secrets of Powerscourt Estate
The River Walk, a private and hidden gem, deep within the walls of Powerscourt Estate is one of Ireland’s most charming and secluded places to explore. Its ancient and unspoiled beauty is carefully protected. Only a very select few are invited to enjoy the splendor that lies beyond the gates to this very charming and secret space.
The heritage of The River Walk can be found in the ancient trees surrounding over 3 kilometers of winding walkways that meander through this secluded acreage. The River Walk’s main pathway was laid in 1868 by the Viscount of Powerscourt so that his family could enjoy the serenity of The River Dargle.
Upon entering The River Walk, follow the main path which will lead you down towards the tranquil tune of the river and to where the pathway splits in two. To the left is almost 1 kilometer of nature’s most precious woodlands and to the right, a 2 km walkway offers an array of river side picnic areas. The real beauty and essence of The River Walk is found in the many secret woodland trails that radiate from the main pathway and which are very safe and easy to explore.
Access to the River Walk can be arranged through the Hotel Concierge and guests can travel by foot, bicycle or golf buggy. Gourmet picnics can also be arranged.