Enniscorthy Riverside Walk

Riverside Park Hotel & Leisure Club, The Promenade, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland

The Enniscorthy Riverside Walk is a scenic walk along the western bank of the River Slaney south of Enniscorthy town. The trail starts along the promenade walk at the southern end of the town, heads past a playground, crosses a footbridge at the River Urrin and follows a gravel path through a semi-wild meadow which is part of an extensive Special Area of Conservation.

The meadow plains offer views up and down the valley, including Brownswood House, the home of Eileen Gray, the famous furniture designer. 

The trail is level, with a number of benches offering a chance to rest and take in the views and tranquillity along the route.

The river and meadow are part of the Slaney River Valley Special Area of Conservation which consists of dense scrub and grass-dominated with herb layers. The meadow is flanked on the western boundary by alluvial wet woodland with strands of common alder and ash trees.

The river margin next to the trail supports a variety of marsh and swamp flora such as iris and aquatic plants. The river and meadow are also part of the Wexford Harbour and Slobs Special Protection Area for birds and the tranquil walk is only interrupted by the rich sound of birds and wildlife


If you want to explore more Wexford walking trails, don’t miss our blog Best Walking Trails in County Wexford.

More information about the Enniscorthy Riverside Walking Trail, here