Silent Valley, Mourne Mountains, Co. Down
Drive into the centre of the Mourne Mountains and park at the Silent Valley Reservoir, then walk up to the high lakes and Ben Crom. The Silent Valley is a mountain park surrounded by the Mourne peaks, Slieve Binnian, Slievenaglough and Ben Crom. The reservoir was built to gather water from the Mourne Mountains, and the Silent Valley and Ben Crom reservoirs supply water for most of County Down and a large part of Belfast
The Mournes were chosen for their natural supply of pure water, which is a result of high rainfall in the area. This area is also free from pollution and industry. The area is capable of providing 30 million gallons of water per day.