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Hill Walk Djouce

March 10

Walk : Hillwalk – moderate hillwalk but on the easy side of Moderate. We will start at the car
park at the Pier Gates in Luggala and follow the Wicklow Way to walk to Djouce Mountain.

Meeting Point: Eurospar Skerries for those travelling from Skerries/ car pooling. Car park at
Pier Gates, Wicklow Way, Ballinastoe, Wicklow.

Meeting Time: 8AM at Eurospar Skerries to pool cars or 9.30am at Pier Gates car park for
those meeting there.

Walk Start Time: 9.45 am

Route: We will start at the pier gates car park in Luggala and take the very pleasant
Wicklow Way track through the adjoining forest . Emerging out of the forest we will get
some lovely views of Lough Tay to our left and take advantage of the various view points to
take in the scenes. The track continues past the JP Malone and on to the base of Djouce. We
will leave the Wicklow Way to ascend Djouce from the south/west side and descend
towards the East and then follow the Wicklow Way back to the car park.

Distance: 12 KM approx

Height: Summit 725m ; Total ascent approx 400m

Duration: Approx 4.5 hours including breaks

Please Text the leader by Saturday March 9th if you intend going on the walk

Leader’s Note: This is one of many routes to the top of Djouce but one that we have not
previously done as a club. It is an easy route and most of the route is on Board walk
(Wicklow Way). Sticks are advisable for those that use them and it may be muddy in

Directions from Skerries: Take the M50/M11 from Skerries and exit at Kilmacanogue to take
the R755 in the direction of Roundwood. Before Roundwood turn left on to the R759
signposted the Sally Gap. Follow this road for approx 2 KM and pier gates car park will be on
the left. At weekends this car park should have coffee trailer and toilets available.

WhatsApp: for ease of communication a Whats App group will be set up for the group coming on this
walk. If you do not wish to be included please let the leader know when registering your interest in the walk.

Leave No Trace: the club is a supporter of the Leave No Trace campaign so please ensure that
you leave no litter (of any sort) on the hike route

Clothing/Equipment: please ensure that, at the very least, you have either hiking boots or
walking shoes (no trainers) and depending on weather forecast, multiple layers including a
warm jacket/ fleece, hat and gloves, a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, a flask with a
hot drink, food, snacks and water.

If unsure about the required gear or your ability to undertake the walk please check with the
walk leader in advance.



March 10


Mary Collins