Walk around the Vartry Lakes
Walking time: Approx 3hrs, Distance: 10Km.
Graded: Easy – Moderate
Terrain: The trail follows lakeside paths and country roads with fantastic views across the water
About This Walk: This a Sli na Slainte trail near the town of Roundwood in County Wicklow. It follows the edge of Vartry reservoir for 7.2km along lakeside paths and country roads flanked by trees with fantastic views across the water in all directions, this is a comfortable walk along the water’s edge. The reservoir was developed in the 1860s to provide clean water for the people of Dublin.
We will be stopping for a bite to eat along the way so bring a small packed lunch.
How to get there:
The best way to get to Roundwood from Dublin would be to get onto the N11 heading south. Get off it at Kilmacanogue and head for the Roundwood / Glendalough / Laragh direction. Continue on this road to Roundwood and the Coach house Pub is just on your left as enter the village. There is parking along the side of the road as you enter the village. Allow 40 minutes travel from Dublin
Transport: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 09:30am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) 09:45am
Transport provided back after the walk.
For Guided Walks we recommend you Bring:
- Walking Boots / Trainers or walking shoes are fine for this walk
- Walking trousers, not jeans
- Walking Rucksack 25L
- Rain gear
- Extra Top
- Sun Cream
- Walking Poles if you use them
What does your Transport look like?
We use small white buses with “Hilltoptreks” written on them.
How long is the Walk?
The walk is approx 4hrs with a choice to shorten on the day.