Sunday, 18 November 2018 (Group: Tiger Bay Ramblers)
Meeting time 9:15,
Start time 10:30
7 miles / 11.3 km
(Estimated finish time: 16:00)
This walk is big on spectacular views! It consists of a fairly steep ascent through woodland along an ancient track to a broad ridge with beautiful views which we follow towards Sugarloaf Mountain. Then a steep ascent and even steeper descent up and down the pointy bit of Sugar Loaf, followed by a gentle descent back to the cars. The views are superb on a clear day and make the effort well worth it! This walk is not very strenuous as mountain walks go, but there are some steep ascents and descents and the route is very exposed, which could make it quite tough if the weather is poor or it’s very windy. The summit of Sugarloaf Mountain is 596m: if the weather is poor or changes suddenly we could find ourselves above the cloud-base, so waterproofs, good walking boots, additional warm layers, gloves & hat, and walking trousers or quick-drying leggings (no jeans please) are essential, even if it looks warm & sunny in the morning.
Note on pace: The walk will involve a relaxed, easy pace, and may especially appeal to ‘moderate’ walkers who would like to try a slightly more challenging walk. If you are very fit and lean and prefer an energetic pace, you may find this walk a bit slow for you.
Note on parking: Parking at the start of the walk is very restricted, and you are encouraged to car-share if at all possible. Directions to the start point will be made available on the day, or upon request.
This walk is subject to TBR’s Mountain Safety Policy.