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Hanna's Close - The Close Walk

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




1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 29

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Riverside, Woodland


Country roads

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Otter Island, Kilkeel River

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


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 (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

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


Toilets in Hanna's Close - opening hours apply


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

Publication Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland

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