The Slieve Bloom Way is a circular walking trail that extends over a long distance of almost seventy seven kilometres. This walking path has been divided into seven sections for the convenience of the walkers. Each section takes about half a day to complete. Since this path is circular, the trail starts at Glenbarrow and ends back at the starting place. The first path of this walking trail begins at Glenbarrow and ends at Monicknew. This section of the walking path is located in County Laois in the eastern region of the province of Leinster. This walking route is moderately difficult so walkers, especially the beginners and amateurs, can expect to face some difficulties during their trek on this route. This part of the walking route stretches over a distance of about eleven kilometres. The highest point on this route is about 225 metres high. Walkers should be able to complete this route in about four and a half hours. Breathtaking views of the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains can be witnessed from the ridge of Capard and Stoney Man. The River Barrow arising in the Slieve Blooms happens to rank second on the basis of its length among rivers in Ireland. A magnificent high stone arch bridge awaits walkers over the Glen River at Monicknew.