Ascent of Djouce on 2018-10-31

Climber: David Howells

Others in Party:Jenny Lewis
Date:Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:2379 ft / 725 m

Ascent Trip Report

Djouce and War Hill, Wicklow, Ireland (Hewitt and Marilyn).
I’m keeping these summaries short as I’m on a two month tour of Ireland and there’s a lot of hills to hike and therefore lots of entries.
All mapping used are view ranger digital OS 1:50 or 1:25. You will get the best results by uploading my wikiloc gpx giles into this mapping software.
Parking for this route was at a small car park at the start point overlooking Lough Tay. Simply walk down the road (north) a few hundred meters and there’s a distinct path heading NE. You’ll soon be on a board walk trail that takes you steadily uphill in between two forests all the way up to the trig pointed summit of Djouce. It’s a lovely TP precariously placed on the edge of a rock and here you’ll have a great view of the Wicklow hills and especially of the Sugarloaf, a conical pointed Marilyn on the coast to the east. You now go NE 1.5km downhill and uphill to nearby War Hill. This is moderately boggy. Here you have a choice of retracing your steps (advised) or do as we did and head across country SE for a good 2.5-3km to the road. This is tussocky wet country and rather slow going but ‘okay.’ Once at the road you have another 2.5-3km road grind steadily uphill back to the start. You do have great views of the lake on the way back though.
All in all a slow 11.8km hike done with 414m of ascent done in 3hrs 30min. A good hike though with some views on a partially cloudy autumn day!

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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1588 ft / 484 m
    Grade/Class:Easy hike
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Cool and cloudy day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1588 ft / 484 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Start Trailhead:791 ft / 241 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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