Sugarloaf and Usk Valley

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The Sugarloaf dominates the skyline from Abergavenny is accessible off the main A40 road. The mountain is managed by the National Trust, the Sugarloaf is one of the highest peaks in Monmouthshire and offers fantastic walks & views overlooking Abergavenny.

The Sugarloaf mountain is a pretty easy out and back hike to the summit. The sugar loaf hike would be a great hike for beginners, as there are not any major cliffs and it's a nice short walk if you need to turn back.

Dark Skies / Stargazing

The limiting magnitude here is 6.10 and you enjoy a wide view over the south and west whilst avoiding much of the light pollution of the towns to the south.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Abergavenny follow the A40 towards Brecon.  600m beyond the Hospital, turn right onto a narrow lane signposted to the Sugar Loaf Vineyard.  Take the first turning left, turn left again at the T-junction, then follow the road uphill.  Just past the sharp left-hand bend, bear right onto another narrow lane and follow this to the large car park. 

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Railway Station is Abergavenny

Sugarloaf and Usk Valley

Type:Mountain or Hill

Sugarloaf and Usk Valley, Sugarloaf and Usk Valley National Trust, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 7LA

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  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

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