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Knockreer Circular Walk – Lower Lake to Ross Island

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Knockreer Circular Walk – Lower Lake to Ross Island

Grade:             Multi Access
Distance:         5 km
Time:               2 hours

Starting from Killarney House and Gardens, walk along the long avenue away from the house, pass through the large gateway. After a short distance, turn left at the bridge and walk along the bank of the River Deenagh. Take the right at the second bridge over the River. Follow the path and turn left at the next intersection, over the cattle grid and head across the open parkland.

Warning; Avoid the Red Deer stags during the rutting season (Late Sept-Oct).

After about 1 km the path begins to circle back with a gentle ascent. At the top of the rise, cross another cattle grid where the path begins to level off. Take time to enjoy the wonderful vista of Lough Leane and the MacGillycuddy Reeks. Follow the road for another 200m as it gently descends to the right towards Knockreer House and Gardens. Follow the path to the right of the distinctive thatched-roof Deenagh Lodge. Continue through the intersection and cross the bridge over the River Deenagh for the last time, following the original path back to Killarney House.

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