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Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire

Difficulty Moderate

Walking time 3 hours

Length 7.4km / 4.6mi

Route developer: Fiona Barltrop

Route checker: Andy Page

Start location National Trust car park, NW of Abergavenny NP7 7LA
Route Summary The 596m Sugar Loaf, or Pen-y-Fal in Welsh, just falls short of being classed as a mountain, but it still has amazing views in all directions. Formed of old red sandstone, this distinctive hill stands alone to the south of the Black Mountains range.
1 review
Overall rating:
Oct 17, 2017
(1 reviews)
We would not describe this walk as "leisurely" - certainly not the part in [2] described as "steadily up" ("steeply up" would be a better description!). This can be confirmed on the above map by noting that the path rises 200m ACROSS the contours to the top. Apart from this, the walk would have been worth 5 stars (it loses a star for the climb to the top) for the fantastic views on the way up and at the top. Our GPS-based app measured the walk as 5.2 miles.
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