Sugar Loaf - 14th June 2007
Date 14th June 2007 Description Sugar Loaf
Start Location Llangenny Village Peaks Climbed Sugar Loaf 596m
Start Grid Reference SO 23891 17900    
Total Time 2hrs 23min    
Walking Time 2hrs 03min    
Stopped Time 0hrs 20min    
Distance 6.03 miles    
Moving Average 2.9 mph Temperature  20°C
Elevation at Start 106 metres Pressure 1001.5mb
Total Ascent 515 metres Weather Thundery Rain & Cloud
Max Elevation 596 metres Walking With No One

Llangenny Village - Pen Twyn - Sugar Loaf - Pen Twyn - Llangenny Village

Another walk while on holiday in the Brecon Beacons. We were staying in Crickhowell from where the Sugar Loaf was quite dominant on the horizon. I decided I had to climb Sugar Loaf before we departed. I drove to Llangenny - a small village with very very small lanes. I completed the walk during late afternoon. As I left the village the heavens opened and thundery rain fell. Thankfully it did not last too long and in fact the rest of the walk kept dry. The ascent on the road out of the village is quite steep. Once one arrives at Pen Twyn the road finishes and the walk continues across fields before ascending onto the flanks of the Sugar Loaf. The summit is very rocky to start with but the trig point comes into view quite quickly. The top is owned by the National Trust. For most of the time on the summit I was in the cloud. Although I only had glimpes of views I am sure this is a wonderful peak. On the way back down the skies darkened. At least I did not get wet again.

© Crown Copywright. All rights reserved. Licence number 100047125

Reference Books Used

Maps Used
OL13 Explorer - Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area)
Dragons Head - Llangenny
Path near Pen Twyn
Looking back along path to Llangenny
Sugar Loaf comes into view
Path winds it's way up to Sugar Loaf
View from path up to Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Rocks on Sugar Loaf summit
Sugar Loaf Summit Trig Point
Sugar Loaf Summit Trig Point
View from Sugar Loaf Summit
Sugar Loaf Summit Trig Point
Sugar Loaf Summit Trig Point
Sugar Loaf
Sugar Loaf
Darkening skies on descent
Darkening skies on descent
Sugar Loaf Summit Trig Point

Copyright 2007 Peak and Fell Walking. All rights reserved.
Design by: