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Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs

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AMAZING views. Go!

A short but slightly up hill walk takes you to the most stunning view of the Silent Valley. Go and... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Christy Pleasan... C
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Family day out

Beautiful day amongst beautiful scenery easy to park nice cafe certainly a place you won’t forget... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Karen N
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Head Road | Annalong, Newcastle BT33 0HU, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

A short but slightly up hill walk takes you to the most stunning view of the Silent Valley. Go and take time to sit for a while...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christy Pleasan... C
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful day amongst beautiful scenery easy to park nice cafe certainly a place you won’t forget very helpful man on the gate lots to explore

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen N
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of the most magical and beautiful parts of the Mournes, offering easy access for all. Although "maintained" as a visitor attraction it isn't over-manicured and easily copes with large numbers of visitors without detracting from the wilderness feel. Fantastic history to the area, and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank sej2105
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A nice walk up the valley to the second reservoir where there is a fantastic view from the top , well worth the climb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank R G
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Such a fabulous spot, so scenic! Spent a few hours between the nature trails, the dam, the duck pond and park. Lovely (but dated!) little cafe, has so much potential if attacked with a few paint brushes! We just had coffee and snacks there, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NiamhyC
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing day with the family gorgeous weather with fantastic views. We only walked up to the first resevouir due to having a pregnant sister in law and a 2year old nephew. But there is an amazing view of the valley with benches to sit at....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alison D
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Serene man made structure in harmony with the hills. Providing belfast with water of outstanding quality.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carnalbanagh
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I totally recommend visiting these two reservoirs if you are in the area or are based in Belfast. This region is easily the most beautiful part of Northern Ireland, even more so than the Giant Causeway. The mountains invite you in - and while the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Bit of a drive on narrow roads to get here but worth it spectacular views great picnic areas and kids park shuttle to visit reservoirs just stunning. As with most tourist attractions overpriced tea rooms!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jodowds
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Spectacular views and well worth the walk. A nice way to spend the morning or afternoon. Easy tarmac walk. Pram friendly.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank corbettson
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29 April 2017|
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Response from trevor m | Reviewed this property |
During the summer months, Translink, operate the Mournes Rambler Bus service. You would most likely need to take a scheduled bus to Newcastle or killkeel, and go from there. Contact Translink. they have a PDF timetable of... More
22 May 2016|
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Response from Hubert A | Reviewed this property |
Hi I guess so. I have observed many dogs during my walks there. The usual rules apply. Must be on a lead and don't forget the wee black bag!! If it is visible it indicates to others that you do have one and are... More
Alayne M
17 July 2015|
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Response from jjam53 | Reviewed this property |
There were some bikes passed us on the Ben Crom trail, ensure about the rest