Second section of Barrow Way

The second section of the Barrow Way starts from Rathangan and takes the walkers all the way to Monasterevin. This section is located in County Kildare in the Leinster province. It’s an easy route with minimal climbing. Walkers will have to cover a distance of about ten and a half kilometres on this walking trail. Walkers will need to set aside about three and a half hours out of their schedules to complete this route. The surface terrain of this route mostly consists of grassy track. While walking through Rathangan, walkers can expect to see many Georgian style houses. The fauna on this path consists abundantly of hawks, herons and hares. The towpath gradually gives way to a grassy path with long grass. There are many wildflowers to be found here. However, this path can get pretty wet. Walkers can expect to catch glimpses of Dunmurray Hill, Slieve Bloom Mountains and the cooling tower at Portarlington. Upon reaching Umeras Bridge, walkers will be greeted with views of the Ballythomas Hill and Kilteale Hill towards the southwest. Both of these are limestone hillocks.

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