Familiar images from Castlebar walking festival's road routes, day four

Today would have been the final day of 53rd annual Castlebar International Four Days Walks in a world free of Covid-19.

To celebrate the importance of the event which so many are missing, The Connaught Telegraph has this week been capturing images of the four road walks

Today's 20k road walk, the traditional Sunday walk, starts in Sion Hill and proceed via Sarnaught all the way down to Burren Mountain, near the Windy Gap, before moving across forest roads and returning to the main road at the former Burren National School.

Just beyond Burren Bridge, the walk headed towards Lough Rusheen via a bog road on its way back to Castlebar via Rathbawn Hill.

A heavy flow of water under Burren Bridge.
Despite the age of broadband and the internet, it's good to see that An Post still has an integral role to play in rural Ireland.
This shed on the Burren Road has provided shelter to many walkers over the years
A win win. . .recycling and conserving water.
Regrettably, the problem of dashboard litter being discarded along rural roads remains an issue.
The entrance to the former Burreen NS and church.
A lovely section of the route dominated by vegatation.
The bench at Lough Rusheen, the last resting station of the walking festival.
An old weighing scale on the window of a Castlebar establishment which has been very popular with walkers over the years.
Deforestation? A debate for another day perhaps.

The links to images from the previous three days are as follows.

Saturday walk

Friday walk

Thursday walk

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