Hanna’s Close – The Close Walk

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

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Hanna’s Close – The Close Walk

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County Down

Distance 1.5 miles

OS Map Sheet 29

Terrain Country roads

Nearest Town Kilkeel

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference J31242 16474

Route Type Riverside, Woodland

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.

Point of Interest

Otter Island, Kilkeel River

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.

Public transport

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk


Toilets in Hanna’s Close – opening hours apply