The smallest of the canals in the Kildare waterway system it also offers what maybe regarded as the most pleasant walk of all. It takes the walker into country away from traffic, offers a variety of scenery, and is the cleanest stretch of all both on the towpath and in its channel where clear water flows from it’s source springs at Pollardstown fen. Although strictly speaking the feeder was built as a water supply rather than a navigable canal and therefore had no purpose- built towpath, it was in fact used by some boat traffic over the years and is walkable for its entire 8km course with very pleasant varying degrees of tow path finishes including grassy path, shale track, tarmac lanes and elevated grassy ramparts. The walk along the feeder begins on the east bank of the ‘old’ Barrow line link from Lowtown beside the old 19th lock. A bridge (named both Huband and Greene’s Bridge) marks the junction of the narrower, shallower feeder with the canal proper. Take the lane along the east bank and continue on an earthen track when the road turns away. The Hill of Allen seems to form an obstacle to the line of the canal towards the eas 54 LOWTOWN TO RATHANGAN THE BARROW LINE 12.5 km / 7.75 miles RATHANGAN TO MONASTERVIN THE BARROW LINE 10.6 km / 6.5 miles THE MILLTOWN FEEDER 8 km / 5 miles RATHANGAN TO MONASTERVIN THE GRAND CANAL Huband Bridge, where the clear waters from the Milltown Feeder feed the Grand Canal on the summit level