GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Ben Crom Reservoir

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a short hike above this pretty reservoir in the Mourne Mountains. The reservoir was constructed between 1953 and 1957 and supplies water for County Down, the surrounding counties and most ofBelfast.
Start the walk from the reservoir wall at the southern end. You can catch shuttle busses to here from the Silent Valley. From the top of the wall there are wonderful views to Silent Valley, SlievenagloghMountain and Ben Crom Mountain. You can then follow a path east to climb to a fine viewpoint over the water. The path will then lead you up to the pretty Blue Lough before descending back down to the reservoir.
To continue your reservoir walking in the Mourne Mountains head south and visit the lovely Silent Valley Reservoir. There's lovely woodland trails to follow along the River Kilkeel with smaller ornamental lakes to enjoy as well.
Also nearby is Spelga Dam. There's waterside trails along the lake shore at the southern end of the reservoir with a nice picnic area at the northern end.

Ben Crom Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

View from Ben Crom - geograph.org.uk - 500338

View from Ben Crom reservoir wall

Ben Crom Reservoir (detail) - geograph.org.uk - 640950

Outflow where the water floods out at the bottom of the reservoir wall

The Ben Crom Dam

The Ben Crom Dam

The Ben Crom Reservoir from the summit ride of Ben Crom

Reservoir from the summit ride of Ben Crom

Towards Ben Crom - geograph.org.uk - 1139434

Towards Ben Crom 1

Towards Ben Crom - geograph.org.uk - 1139419

Towards Ben Crom 2

The Blue Lough - geograph.org.uk - 1139117

The Blue Lough

The Classic Coaches of Annalong Shuttle Bus approaching Ben Crom Dam - geograph.org.uk - 2530425

The Classic Coaches of Annalong Shuttle Bus approaching Ben Crom Dam

GPS Files

GPX File

Ben Crom Reservoir.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Ben Crom Reservoir.mmo (right click - 'Save As')