Djouce Woods, Powerscourt Demesne

Our walk takes us along the beautiful trails laid out by the Viscounts of Powerscourt. Their guests were taken on scenic drives through Djouce woods to enjoy the pretty views over the valley and Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest in Ireland.


Overview

  • Price: 2 hour walk (Djouce Woods and the Ponds): from €30/ person; 3 hour walk (Djouce Woods, the Ponds and the moorland): from: from €40/ person
  • Walk only accessible by public transport
  • Walking time: approx. 2 hours (easy); approx.3 hours (moderate)
  • Please contact us for bookings and enquiries,

Djouce Woods Trails

Our walk takes us along the beautiful trails laid out by the Viscounts of Powerscourt.   Their guests were taken on scenic drives through Djouce Woods to enjoy the pretty views over the valley and Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest in Ireland.  Walking at a leisurely pace, we can soak in the peaceful atmosphere of the woods, enjoy the beautiful views and the deep silence sometimes broken by bird song.

Paddock Ponds 

Lying at the heart of Djouce Woods, the Ponds were a popular destination for Powerscourt guests and pick nicks were organised on their shores. The ponds were created by damning the stream but there is far less water since the damn was damaged in a storm. We can still enjoy their charm and the tranquillity of the valley with shy deer coming down to the shore to drink.


The Moorland 

We reach the moorland at the foot of the mountains after walking up along a trail at the edge of the forest. We take time to enjoy the magnificent views over the Wicklow Mountains and down toward the coast and the sea. When the heather is in bloom in the summer, the moorland turns purple with yellow patches from the gorse flowers.


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