For the last couple of months I’ve been cycling in and out of work and around the town. The distances I’m covering every week aren’t exactly amazing in terms of burning calories etc.,
So this weekend I decided I’d do a bit more.
The Barrow river flows through Carlow town and the old tow path is accessible on a bike.
It’s not an area that I was familiar with, as I’d never explored it.
The track apparently runs for about 100 km both north and south of Carlow town, so in theory I should be able to go in either direction.
It’s pleasant to be able to cycle away from cars and trucks, though the downside is that the surface isn’t exactly even.
But you do get to see some lovely old locks like this one:
And nice old bridges like this one
I like variety, so I’ll try a slightly different route out and back the next time I head out.
Unfortunately Google maps isn’t too helpful when it comes to the southern part of the track, so I guess I’ll have to find out the “hard” way 🙂