A beautiful walk around the shores of the Lower Vartry Reservoir. Thriving wildlife, mountain views and a fantastic walk! The original (lower) reservoir was completed in 1863, and has a capacity of 11.3 billion litres and a maximum depth of 18.3 metres. A second embankment, 3.5 km upstream, was completed in 1923 to form the upper reservoir. This has a capacity of 5.6 billion litres and a maximum depth of 13.4 metres, as you cross over the dam on the southern end of the walk don’t forget to cross the road and look down on the waterworks which have been filtering and cleaning the water for the past 150 years.
Grade: Easy , the route is marked with Sli Na Slainte signs
Estimated time: 1.5hrs
Total height climbed: -m
Highest point: 210m
Terrain underfoot: Trail & sections of public road
Suitable for: families etc
Notes: be careful on road sections, there is no footpath
How to get to start point: ?
Nearest Town: Roundwood
- GPS FOR START POINT: 53.067627,-6.217833
- Bus: St Kevins Bus – www.glendaloughbus.com/ +353 (0)1 281 8119