Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain: Wales Walk

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Sugar Loaf Mountain: Wales Walk

Spend a day exploring the iconic mountain that is Sugar Loaf.

Settled in South Wales, it provides panoramic views of the countryside below. Being one of the highest peaks in the heart of the Black Mountains, you can expect spectacular scenery well-worth the trek.

Taking you from the summit of Mynydd Llanwenarth to Sugar Loaf’s summit, this Brecon Beacons walk offers truly remarkable views across the Welsh countryside.

This walk is considered moderate in difficulty due to its intermittent steep climbs, but also makes a marvellous route to bring your canine companion (please keep them on leads as you may encounter livestock).

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Walk is a true gem of South Wales, affording views over Abergavenny and beyond from its 596m high summit.


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  • Dogs on leads
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Running


  1. Begin at Mynydd Car Park before finding the route information board. Follow the wide, flat route to the left of the board.
  2. Continue along the wide path along the ridge of Mynydd Llanwenarth for 1.2km. Eventually, you will begin to see the views towards Sugar Loaf and across the wooded valley of Cwm Trosnant. Ensure to keep right when the path passes the wall corner as the path continues onward to Llangenau.
  3. At the fork in the path bear right toward the eastern end of the summit ridge. Ascend the path towards the summit.
  4. At the flat ridge of the summit, turn left towards the trig to uncover rewarding views.
  5. Venture directly down and make a left to return to the main track.
  6. Follow the old boundary ditch down the mountain and continue until you re-join the track to return back to the car park.
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