Located just over 5km from Roundwood village, the Ballinastoe Slí na Sláinte is a 5km looped route. From the carpark and picnic area, the route continues uphill along forestry tracks. The forest consists mainly of mixed conifers on the slopes of Djouce Mountain and provides a habitat for fox, badger, red squirrel and sika deer. Many species of birds, including grouse can also be seen. The clear-felled areas have opened up stunning views of the Sugarloaf Mountain to the north and the Vartry valley and reservoir to the south.
Lower Vartry Reservoir
Slí na Sláinte - 7.2 km.
The Lower Vartry Reservoir Slí na Sláinte can be started from the Lower Dam, if coming by car, or by walking from the village to Waters Bridge. 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 long the water’s edge. The reservoir was developed in the 1860s to provide clean water for the people of Dublin.