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Amazing views

Getting up to the parking lot is a challenge so you need to be prepared to be patient and reverse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Beautiful views

The car park wasn't well posted and we'd read that there was a café somewhere nearby, but we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“sugar loaf”(14 reviews)
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Llanwenarth, Abergavenny NP7 7LA, Wales
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All reviews great walk sugar loaf car park amazing views well worth the effort national trust short hike gentle climb easy climb family walk passing places hour walk take your time bristol channel nice climb pen y fan peaceful walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting up to the parking lot is a challenge so you need to be prepared to be patient and reverse when needed to allow others to pass. The views are amazing even from parking area and you don’t need to climb the mountain to enjoy...More

1  Thank Jo5999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out ..parked at carpark and then attempted the hike, takes about 80 mins to climb. Tiring but worthy of the effort.

Thank ClintG1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The car park wasn't well posted and we'd read that there was a café somewhere nearby, but we must've gone to a different car park. The climb had numerous routes, some more strenuous than others. We went to a beautiful little vineyard on the way...More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked at the most Westerly of the 2 NT car-parks, and we chose a less walked route heading around the West side of the mountain to approach the summit from the North. This was a pleasant walk, on which we passed just a few...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 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 12 September 2018

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 10 September 2018

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 8 September 2018 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 3 September 2018

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

2  Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 1 September 2018

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
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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