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THE HIGH CIRCUIT OF POWERSCOURT WATERFALL
(Easy Hike level) Approx. 3-4 hours and 10km long
We will meet at Deerpark carpark at Ballinteskin near Enniskerry Wicklow. This is a lovely gentle hike, ideal for those starting out and want something to give a little challenge with epic views and stunning forest walks . All or mostly on good fire trails and walking trails .
Our hike starts on a lovely gentle slope upwards, here we will walk through some old mixed forests We get glimpses of the Powerscourt waterfall way over and below us through gaps in the trees We will cross a stream and then we pop out into the open ground under Djouce ( we won’t venture up here today). We arrive at our high point at 410m and here we will have more amazing views of the Wicklow mountains and the Glensoulan valley.
Now we are walking on the famous Wicklow way, as we head South across the footbridge over the Dargle river, which flows on over to form the Powerscourt waterfall. We continue along the trail, all the while looking over the edge into powerscourt valley . Finally we leave the path and follow a secret trail down and back across the lower Powerscourt valley. We continue gently up again, on some magical trails through old forests and eventually back to the car.
Start Time: 10am
Deerpark carpark at Ballinteskin near Enniskerry Wicklow
Approx. 3.5 hours long
Generally good trails of hardcore but some short stretches on open hillside and forest trails.
- Price € 30.00
Minimum of 4 people require for hike to run
A professional qualified mountain leader with first aid certification and insurance. A passion to share the area we know so well. Including sharing stories of the amazing history over thousands of years. Pointing out the Flora and Fauna of the area and sharing an understanding of the geology of the area of Wicklow.
Waterproof boots or sturdy runners and rainproof clothing are always needed. Please do not wear jeans walking trousers are advised and comfortable upper clothing, if possible avoid cotton as it tends to get wet and make you feel cold. Bring spare warm layer e.g. fleeces, Down jackets; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional. Flask of hot tea or coffee if prepared to carry it. Camera and sunscreen. Ensure you bring any of your own essential medicines.
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