Please use the information below as a guide as we continue to improve the route. We recommend using your own maps if walking independently. Please check travel details with the relevant transport providers. If you have a suggestion to improve the route information on this page, please contact us.
- Total Distance (approx): 8 miles / 14 km
- Terrain: Grassy and flat
- Start: Robertstown
- End: Milltown
Leaving from Robertstown cottages, turn left out the gate and walk to the stone Binn’s Bridge (near Charlie Weld’s pub) at the start of the village. Cross over (be careful of oncoming traffic) to the opposite side of the canal, signed ‘The Barrow Way’. Walk on keeping to the Canal bank road passing some local nature art on your right hand side.
At the Fenton stone bridge and Lock 19 cross over the bridge and turn immediately left to continue walking down the canal on the same side as before (the right side). You will see the ‘Barrow Way’ signs pointing in this direction too.
At the next stone bridge marked ‘Robertstown 2 km’ you will see the ‘Travellers Rest’ pub across the road. Cross over this bridge and walk on the left side of the canal (opposite side)
At the next hump backed stone bridge Huband Bridge (signed on the left hand side, hard to see) take the turn left (don’t go over the bridge) and continue on the left side to what is known as the Milltown Feeder. You will see there is a wooden chalet and green mobile home at this turn and you’ll be walking past them. Continue on. Walk past a wooden bridge on your right and again continue on.
At the next ivy covered stone ‘Pluckerstown’ bridge, cross over to the right hand side as the path is easier to walk on. Look left as you walk further on to see the Hill of Allen & its tower.
At the next concrete bridge, cross over the main road and continue walking on the left side of the canal bank. You will pass another ivy covered stone bridge and ruin of an old mill on your right hand side. Keep walking, nearly there.
Continue on to Milltown and to The Hanged Man’s pub for a very welcome pint. Lift to Robertstown at 5pm.
We are working on creating maps and will put them here when they are available.
Getting to the Start Point
10.00am MEET/REGISTRATION at Robertstown Cottages car park. Buy packed lunch in local shops.
11.00am Day 8 Walk starts with themed Meditation & simple stretching routine.
Local Taxi Numbers
- Kildare Cabs (Kildare) +353 45 530814 / 530815
- Tully Cabs (Kildare) + 353 86 801 1676
Getting to the End Point
DINNER 7.30pm Robertstown Holiday Cottages in the Meeting Room.
ACCOMMODATION: Robertstown Holiday Cottages. Karen Ph 045 870 870 & & Setanta B&B Ph: 045 876 481.
VOLUNTEER DRIVER There is no driver today as we walk on the canal – no car access
Note that the accommodation that we use for the Brigid’s Way organised pilgrimage may differ from the B&Bs listed here and that the information is provided here for independent walkers. If you are coming on the organised pilgrimage we ask that you book accommodation through Brigid’s Way to help us with the logisitics and for the best rates.
Please note that there is NO driver today as we walk on the canal which has no car access.