Due to bad weather, this walk has been postponed to WEDNESDAY, 29th MARCH, at the same time and venue.
This is a walk around the shores of the Lower Vartry Reservoir which has thriving wildwife and mountain views. The walk is on the flat and is just over 7km. It will take about two hours. Members are welcome to invite a guest on this walk.
We will meet from 10.30am at the Coach House Inn in Roundwood Village (see www.thecoachhouse.ie). At 11am, we will drive (about five minutes) to the starting point of the walk around the Lower Reservoir.
The original (lower) reservoir was completed in 1863, and has a capacity of 11.3 billion litres and a maximum depth of 18.3 metres. A second embankment, 3.5 km upstream, was completed in 1923 to form the upper reservoir. This has a capacity of 5.6 billion litres and a maximum depth of 13.4 metres. The road over the dam on the southern end of the walk provides an opportunity to look down on the waterworks which have been filtering and cleaning water for Dublin City for the past 150 years. This reservoir and the Bohernabreena Reservoir replaced the canal basins which previously supplied water to the city.
Disclaimer / Footwear / Outerwear Please note that if you participate in the walk, you must take full responsibility for yourself and be aware that you participate at your own risk. Participants will be asked to complete a Disclaimer Form (unless you have already completed one) before setting out. It is important that you have sturdy footwear and are prepared for rain.
Booking Please let us know if you will be joining the walk so we have an idea of numbers attending. You can book on the website at www.tcdretired.ie/events or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes Vivien Jenkins On behalf of the Executive Committee