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Walking to Sugar Loaf

The car parks are not well sign posted - but maybe this is deliberate to keep it secret! A walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great views

We climbed Sugar Loaf on a glorious day in September. Although the final stretch is steep and rocky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“car park”(37 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Llanwenarth, Abergavenny NP7 7LA, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The car parks are not well sign posted - but maybe this is deliberate to keep it secret! A walk from the Parc up through ancient oaks, along the old byway is delightful. Gradually climbing up through the trees the path opens on to the...More

Thank SaraH4002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We climbed Sugar Loaf on a glorious day in September. Although the final stretch is steep and rocky it was worth it as the views were spectacular..right across to the Bristol Channel on a clear day.

Thank BrightonGrandpa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ideal walk for someone starting off their exploration of the famous Beacons. Also credited with being the lonely mountain in Tolkeins Lord of the Rings. See if you can spot more from the summit, they are not far away.

Thank Boucher63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Headed up from the national trust carpark. There's a map there although no markers on the path its not a hard route. A nice climb fir anyone of fairly good health. Just take your time and reach the top...views are lovely on a clear morning

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up on a sunny day and could see for miles and miles, we could even see the River Severn. The start is mostly flat and easy, the last part is a bit more difficult though. It was worth it for the stunning views...More

1  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were lulled into thinking this was going to be a gentle stroll! Started gently and then became steeper. However it was a great walk with fantastic views and well worth the effort. Highly recommend.

Thank raj012014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An all age 3 - 78 party started with some Thinking they would not make it others treating it as sprint. Stops and peer group fun got us last few scrambling feet and wow - what joy and sense of achievement - the views on...More

Thank wyedean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you pop the postcode into your Sat Nav it should take you to the tarmac carpark where you can start your walk. As others have stated, the roads are narrow so just drive carefully and passing points are not that plentiful. From the car...More

2  Thank Barry E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Either start from the base and allow at least an hour and a half to reach the summit or take the car half way, park and walk from there. I did car par to summit in just over 30 minutes but was pushing it a...More

Thank slroberts1954
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Good climb, though we put to shame by a mother and her 12 day old babe in a sling. Stunning views from the peak. Path signposting could be improved.

1  Thank Alan T
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Aden G
21 July 2018|
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Response from Kelvin B | Reviewed this property |
There is a car park about 3/4 of the way up. I often see people with a BBQ there. Not sure about right at the top of the mountain though.
Ruth G
21 March 2018|
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Response from Ferdie2012 | Reviewed this property |
Ruth, from the small Fro car park on the Bettws/Pantygelli side it is about 2hrs return for fit walkers. It is a white road access from both directions but reasonable passing places and the car park is not usually full... More