Carlow Walks


The Barrow Way

The Barrow Way can be joined in Carlow, it initially begins in Lowtown Co Kildare but it runs down the River Barrow from Co Kildare, onto Co Carlow, Co Kilkenny and Co Wexford. The River Barrow being part of the 'Three Sisters' the Rivers Barrow(the largest), Suir and Nore. All the way from the Grand Canal, down alon the River Barrow are many Lock as this waterway used be a main transport system of transporting goods on the waterways by barge from Dublin to Wexford and back. The Barrow Way section in Carlow from Carlow to Bagenalstown takes in some lovely scenery beside the water, with mills, bridges, historical buildings and castle to be seen on this 10 mile stretch of the Barrow Way and if you wish to walk further taking you into Co Kilkenny from Bagenalstown to Graiguenamanagh is a 16 mile section of the walk..

The South Leinster Way

The South Leinster Way will take the walkers from Co Carlow into Co Tipperary covering 64 miles this is for the long distance walkers! With great mountain views along the way such as Brandon Hill, Mount Leinster and river side views.

The Kilbrannish Loop

The Kilbrannish Loop of 5 km follows the Windfarm Loop 3 km walk and the South Leinster Way on a gentle climb up to a viewing point, a fine view of the wind farm with its four large turbines can be had from here. The turbines, situated on the summit of nearby Greenoge Hill, have an estimated annual output to supply the electrical needs of about 4500 people. At this point the South Leinster Way goes on straight towards its start/end at Kildavin. The Kilbrannish and Windfarm Loops turn left and carry on their journey along the Kilbrannish forest road. At the next junction the Wind farm loop starts its descent back down towards the car park, the Kilbrannish loop continues its journey and heads up Kilbrannish hill towards the top of Croaghaun

Clogrennane Wood Loop Walk

Clogrennane Wood Loop Walk is through great forest area, a 4km walk offering great views of Carlow town.

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