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Hanna's Close - The Close Walk

A circular walk starting at Hanna's Close Cottages following quiet country roads.

County

Down

Distance

1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 29

Nearest Town

Kilkeel

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Riverside, Woodland

Terrain

Country roads

Grid Reference (Start)

J313165

Grid Reference (End)

J313165

Point of Interest

Otter Island, Kilkeel River

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Mournes

Route Description

Starting at the car park next to Hanna's Close Cottages - take the path south through the Close towards the river.

Cross over the wooden bridge or stepping stones and proceed north, to a picnic area.

Cross back over the river by the wooden bridge or stepping stones and continue north passing Otter Island on your right.

Continue north up a steep hill following the path from the river valley to the Close lane. Climb over a wooden stile and turn left down a green lane to the Close.

Getting to the Start

Start at the car park next to Hanna's Close cottages which are located on the Aughnahoory Road approximately 1 mile from Kilkeel.

Facilities

Toilets in Hanna's Close - opening hours apply

Publication

Walking the Close, a guide to walking in and around the Hanna's Close.

Publication Availability

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Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
 

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