The South Wales Three Peaks challenge inspired us all to get out walking and get fit - and the ten mile Sugar Loaf route left everyone who tackled it on an absolute high. We therefore thought we would offer this magnificent walk again, both for those who are itching to re-visit it and those for whom it is a new challenge.
Whilst not technically a mountain (it's just a few meters too short) the majestic Sugar Loaf peak is the real deal of a significant climb whilst being friendly enough to encourage anyone not used to big hills. It starts with a long flat riverside walk from Abergavenny (with a few stiles thrown in) and a pleasant stop for a snack in a pretty churchyard. The first section of Sugar Loaf is the steepest but it is short and on a quite lane so the conditions underfoot are always good. The path then levels off a little before heading North again but there's an opportunity for a further stop before reaching the last uphill section. On this bit you are likely to be joined by lots of other day-trippers (some may be in flip-flops!) who will have parked at the car park close to the peak summit.
Both the views and the sense of achievement on reaching the peak are amazing. You really should do it. Plus the descent is more gentle and includes a section through a lovely mossy wood before heading back into Abergavenny. The walk will finish by 4.30pm, possibly a bit earlier.
Steve Bees, an international mountain leader, will be leading this walk. He has led several of our previous walks from Abergavenny as well as our navigation workshop. He is highly experienced and a superb guide.
Click here to see photos from our Sugar Loaf climb earlier this year.
Cost: Members £24, Non members £32
We need a minimum of eight to run this walk.
Refunds are by way of credit to your Nordic walking account. If you would like a reund to your bank account please let us know. Refunds to credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for european cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-european cards.