Road less travelled

Djouce Woods, Co Wicklow - Djouce Woods is an extensive area of forest which is dominated to the south-west by the impressive Djouce mountain, and which lies within the unbroken expanse of high and barren moorland that stretches from Dublin to the so

16th April, 2011

It is on the periphery of what was once the Royal Oak Forest of Glencree, and the scattered giant oak found in the area may have descended, through natural regeneration, from the Royal Forest. The adaptable Sitka spruce is found throughout the area, alongside lodge pole pine and Douglas fir, while larch add a rustic gold to the forest in autumn.

Broadleaved trees such as oak, beech and Spanish chestnut can be seen in the...

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