Over the smoke and the air-polluted thoughts of Dublin town, there lies Glenasmole Valley at the doorstep of the magnificent Wicklow Mountains. Within this valley, Bohernabreena Reservoir Park welcomes all its visitors who come here for a little walk, stepping out of the hamster wheel, and embracing the fairy-tale-like scenery of the reservoir which is surrounded by emerald hills, forests, and streams.
As a fan of outdoor activities, I also took a visit to this valley on the first weekend of June. Taking the way through Kiltipper Park at the border of Tallaght, the valley can easily be approached by bike or walk. However, Bohernabreena also has a car park just next to its main entrance, which makes it also accessible for people who would choose to drive here.
Bohernabreena reservoir is also home to the Dublin Mountains Way; it runs along its shore. One can ingest the exquisite view of the highest peaks of the Dublin Mountains; Seefingan, Corrig, and the highest, Kippure. Several historic sites can be found here as well, and the view of Dublin Bay is also mesmerising. Thus, there are many options here for individuals who like outdoor activities including hiking, walking, and cycling. Additionally, River Dodder flows through the reservoir, making the way even more exciting and enjoyable.
It is the perfect place to relax and forget for a while about the troubles of everyday during a weekend, especially if the weather is also suitable for such activities. Actually, the sun is out now, so what are you waiting for? Take your boots and your favourite backpack and just hit the road! Bohernabreena awaits!