The gateway (monastic site)
Although the gatehouse of the monastery ir now ruined, the gateway has survived. So, you will enter the monastic site through the original gateway.
On the South Eastern side of Upper Lake there is small 11th century Reefert church. It has a small cemetery with stone crosses around the ruined church.
As you can see on the picture almost nothing remains of this stone fort. I couldn’t find also any information about when it has been built. It is located to the East from Upper Lake.
Walk to/around the Glendalough lakes
when visiting the St. Kevin's church it is nice to go for a walk/hike to the Lower and Upper Lake. There is also a camping ground at the Upper Lake.
The upper and lower lakes look lovely in the valley and with the monastic tower in the background.
Don't swim in them - plenty of warning signs asking you not to.