Fifth section of Grand Canal Way

The fifth section of the Grand Canal Way starts at George’s Bridge in Edenderry and ends at Daingean. This section of the walking trail is located in County Offaly in the province of Leinster. This section of the walking route is easy and stretches over a relatively long distance of seventeen kilometres. There is not a lot of physical exertion involved on this route because climbing is minimal. Walking at a relaxed pace, most walkers shouldn’t need more than five hours to complete this walking path. The surface terrain of this route consists of road and grassy path. This section takes the walkers along the canal to a countryside that is still untouched by human settlements. This is a deserted and peaceful place where walkers will enjoy the sight of many animals and birds that are rarely seen in populated areas. These animals include otters and buzzards. After the walkers cross the Toberdaly Bridge, they will get to witness a magnificent landscape comprised of peat bog. Also situated near this bridge is the Toberdaly Castle and some other ruins from different time periods that will surely entice those with an interest in exploring historical sites.

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