The Sugar Loaf walk, Abergavenny
The Sugar Loaf mountain is a favourite Brecon Beacons walk , towering over the market town of Abergavenny, on the southern edge of the National Park.
Peering between the ridges of the Llanwenarth, Deri and Rholben hills, the Sugar Loaf is one of the highest peaks in the heart of the Black Mountains. It stands at 596m high and offers glorious panoramic views across South Wales, the Brecon Beacons, and into south-west England.
Its conical shape is reminiscent of a volcano, but the mountain is made of the same old red sandstone as the rest of the Black Mountains.
This walk takes you from the centre of town all the way to summit. The gentle, rounded heather and bracken-clad shoulders of the mountain are criss-crossed with paths and provide an exhilarating place to walk and take in the landscape’s rugged wilderness and wildlife throughout the year.
For more local walks check out our where to walk in Abergavenny page.