The Great Sugar Loaf

Location: Co. Wicklow.

Difficulty: Moderate.

Time: 2.5 hrs.

Distance: 6km.

Equipment: hiking boots, raingear, hat, thick trousers (lots of thorny bushes).

Families: not buggy friendly.

Rating: 4 stars.

This week we took on The Great Sugar Loaf… again. The mountain offers a popular climb to the summit, which can be done in 45 mins. But we chose to approach from the opposite side starting at Kilmacanogue GAA club, extending it to a 2.5 hr walk. However, we didn’t realise until it was too late that we were actually walking the route of the annual Patland Cup motorcycle trials. This made for a unique hiking experience, but we’re happy to say the Loaf still sits comfortably in our Top 10 Irish Mountains.

Views on the ascent
Our route
Tara and Caitriona soldiering on alone again on this one
Hiking + Biking way markers on the ascent

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