Silent Valley Reservoir Walk
This circular walk around the Silent Valley Reservoir highlights the various elements of the Valley’s engineering hub.
Distance 1 mile
OS Map Sheet 29
Terrain Easy well laid paths
Nearest Town Kilkeel
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference J30586 21034
Route Type Parkland & Grassland
Stone way-markers are in place to help guide you. Follow the orange arrows for the Reservoir trail. This circular route highlights the various elements of the Valley’s engineering hub with the Mourne mountains and the 22 mile long Mourne Wall acting as a backdrop.
Spectacular views of the Mourne mountains, model of ‘cut-off trenches’, the Valley’s filter plant, the boat house, Silent Valley overflow (or plughole) and the Valley’s valve tower.
The route begins in the main car park reached through the gates on the Head Road on the south side of the Mournes. The Silent Valley is sign posted for drivers travelling south from Newcastle and north from Kilkeel. There is an entrance fee.
During the summer months, Translink operate the Mourne Rambler Service- a circular route that stops at the gates of the Silent Valley. More information can be found on the Translink website.
Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead.
Toilets and refreshments available during summer months and public holidays at Silent Valley restaurant and information centre or in nearby Kilkeel.
Disabled parking and toilets