Bettws - Sugar Loaf - Llanbedr - Bettws

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From north of Abergavenny, climb the eastern ridge of the Sugar Loaf, descend to the west and follow the Grwyne Fechan to Llanbedr. Return along a green lane and through an oak-wood.

A panoramic view is available.

Wales - South Wales - Monmouthshire - Black Mountains

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Mountains, National Trust, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
17/04/2017 - Thomas Williams

Yes a very nice walk, which combines some strenuous parts with pleasant woodlands and great views. 13 to 14 is very tricky as it is Short but extremely steep climb with no defined path. It is virtually a scramble pulling yourself up with the aid of trees and some will find this difficult. I believe you can miss this by carrying on along the river and turning right to follow the lan. You then pick the route up again at 14/15. As previous contributor says, 15/16 the path has long stretches where streams flow down it and you will have to wade a bit.

21/02/2017 - phil walters

A good walk, some strenuous parts, but mostly moderate/easy. We did this on the 18th February and unfortunately, had no views from the top of Sugar Loaf due to the misty conditions so we will be back in better weather! At way point 15, please be aware that the path can be very wet with running water straight down the pathway at times. We measured the path at 1.3 miles; the guide says about 1 mile which actually does lead onto a road but it's a private road and you need to cross over a stream that runs over it. At 18/19 we found one section of the path very over-grown even in February; I imagine that it would be quite difficult going at the height of the growing season. That said, an enjoyable walk - just make sure that you have a good chance of getting views from the mountain top before setting off!

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