Today we decided to head for the hills under a beautiful blue sky, we took a huge tub of bubbles, some yummies & a flask of tea. We headed to Sugarloaf mountain in Abergavenny.
Our walk was relatively easy but quite rocky & steep under foot in places. Our route was approximately 4 miles from start to finish & took us around 3.5 hours with lots of stop offs on the way up to enjoy the view, catch our breath & bask in the glorious sunshine. The colours of summer were out in full force.
We headed up the hill from the car park & walked with the mountain in our view winding our way up on several different well defined paths.
Once at the top we spent some time blowing bubbles before heading back down.
Always take plenty of water & some warm clothing as it can be quite windy on the top…this is a great walk but also one that gets the stamina racing in places.
(We started our walk from Llanwenarth car park (NP7) SO268166.
By car: From the west follow the A40. Just before you reach Abergavenny, and just after the Lamb and Flag pub, turn left where the Sugarloaf Vineyards are signposted. Take the first left and follow the road up. Turn left again and the road bends sharply round to the right. Continue uphill until you come to a very sharp left turn. Follow this bend round and take the right-hand fork shortly after. Continue along this road, past some small parking areas, until you reach the main tarmac car park with stone trig point. From the east follow the A40 out of Abergavenny and turn right following the signs for Sugarloaf Vineyards. Follow instructions above.)
Here’s his our walk looked…
we started with a gorgeous view in the carpark.
Noah got a speed on following a beetle… There were lots of shiny electric blue beetles.
we found a huge bolder which we thought was the fist of an enormous giant turned to stone during a mountain top battle of territory..
we found feathers which were particularly tickly on the ears
as we got to the top the rocks became bigger..they were great to explore
we spent some time blowing bubbles
Noah also spent some time taming a prehistoric rock dinosaur
after the dinosaur was defeated we climbed to the summit..
it was quite breezy…
after taking in the beautiful 360 views we headed back down on the path that was clearly defined and visible from the top..
we made sure we took the time to turn around to look with awe at where we had walked..
we stopped to watch the farmers herding their mountain sheep on their horses.
the colours today were truly stunning and offered a real glimpse of summer..
Noah enjoyed a kip on the way down..
Sugarloaf is a beautiful mountain & one of our favourites in all seasons. Today the blue sky made it even more so gorgeous.