GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Sugarloaf Mountain

5 miles (8 km)

Climb to the summit of this iconic mountain on this challenging circular walk in Monmouthshire, Wales. Sugarloaf is part of the Black Mountains range and stands at a height of 1,955 feet (596metres).
The walk starts at the car park to the south of the summit near the town of Abergavenny. You head towards the lovely oak woodland of St Mary's Vale where you will pass pretty streams and a variety of woodland wildlife. You continue on to the summit where there are fabulous views of the Severn Estuary, the Cotswoldsto the east, as far as theBrecon Beacons includingPen y FanandCorn Duto the west and theBristol Channelto the south. There are also great views over the nearby Usk River Valley and Abergavenny. On a clear day you could also see the Shropshire Hills and Somerset.
You descend towards Mynydd Llanwenarth, passing ancient medieval ditches before returning to the finish point, back at the car park.
If you'd like to continue your climbing in the area then the Skirrid Fawr walk also starts in Abergavenny. You could also pick up the splendid Brecon Beacons Way which runs through the area.
To start the hike from the town see our alternative Abergavenny Sugarloaf Walk which starts from the bus station in the town centre and uses an alternative path to climb to the summit.

Sugarloaf Mountain OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Sugarloaf Mountain Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


South East slope of Sugar Loaf - - 447525

South East slope of Sugar Loaf In the distance you can just make out Abergavenny, whilst the conical hill is Ysgyryd Fach. The pole in the foreground denotes a gas pipeline.

Sugar Loaf Mountain - - 1538717

Sugar Loaf Mountain A very frosty Winter morning. The mountain in the back ground is the Sugar Loaf Mountain.It stands 2 miles North West of Abergavenny. It's a very prominent landmark from all directions, it is 1961 feet high, so based on that I estimate this Radiation fog is 1600 feet thick.

Woodland edge and Sugar Loaf Peak - - 1125654

Woodland edge and Sugar Loaf Peak This is on the ridge called Deri (a Welsh name). Bracken grows thickly here in the open but enough people and animals come here to keep main paths open. The oak tree on the right is very different in form from those which grow in the woods.

Below Sugar Loaf - - 447535

Below Sugar Loaf. A view of the road that leads to the car park below Sugar Loaf.

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Sugarloaf Mountain.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Sugarloaf Mountain.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)