Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley Circular Walk

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Brecon Beacons National Park

Sugar Loaf and Usk Valley Circular Walk is a 4.3 mile loop trail located near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips.

Length4.3 miElevation gain1,102 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestRiverViewsWildlife
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Short circular walk from car park at Mynydd Llanwenarth to the Sugar Loaf near Abergavenny. Enjoy the ancient forest and river as you wind your way along the trail.

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Hiking

Picturesque walk with fab views. Lovely with the snow

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Matt Taylor
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Hiking
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Karl Mead
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Gala Gonzalez
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HikingGreat!

Nice hike and stunning views at the top!

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Tippy Thomas
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Bird watching

It chooses the better way up to the top. Less of a scramble more a hike.

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Stuart Forrest
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Walking

Worth the climb for the amazing view from the top.

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Rachel Rachel
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HikingGreat!

Sugar loaf is a great achievable peak!

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Gavin Walley
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Hiking

Excellent trail!

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Robert Harvey
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Hiking

Great trail, loved it from the off.

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Nigel Payne
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Amber Ong
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Hiking

Great tiny hike, still has some snow on top of the summit. The wind was awfully strong, so be careful.

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Rich Duffy
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Hiking

Really nice walk. Unfortunately it was pretty foggy at the top so couldn’t take in the views. Would definitely come and do it again.

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Holly Jay
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Hiking

Very windy on the top but lovely views!

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Stephanie Ladbrooke
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Hiking

Lovely trail with some splendid views and a good choice of path routes. Highly recommend!

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Jedidiah Gordon-Moran
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Fantastic trail with endless incredible views of the Brecon Beacons and surrounding valleys on a nice day. With this route it is easy to lose the trail on the way down to the valley after summiting Sugar Loaf. It's a bit overgrown in places - and muddy!

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Sarah Morgan
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Hiking

45-60 minutes on average up.. Nice and east, gets harder about 15 minutes before you reach the top and very rocky. Stunning veiws. Definitely going to return.

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Mark A
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Hiking

Got a bit overgrown to n the valley so Doubled back a bit. Sill good though.

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Olivia L
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HikingNo shade

Great trail and beautiful views. Steep towards the end

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Sonny Williams
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Heather Wilson
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Hiking

We did this walk during storm Hannah which was a bit sketchy but it’s a beautiful areas with great views from the top, you walk through pretty woodland as well.

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Mollie Jones
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Hiking

Easily accessible and a variety routes to take. Great views along the climb and from the summit. A bit of a rocky climb around the top but nothing too strenuous. Lots of sheep around, so be mindful if walking dogs as I had to put mine on their leads majority of the way.

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Melanie Brock
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Lovely walk. We chose the longer, more challenging route that drops down into a wooded valley before ascending Sugar Loaf. Steep in places and a slight scramble to get to the summit but nothing too challenging.

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Justin Grimwood
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Hiking

Good, relatively short trail with some great views if it’s a clear day. Some long steep sections though so I wouldn’t class this as easy / suitable for all types as stated. You need to be relatively fit & strong on this route.

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Michael Wayman
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HikingNo shade

Lovely walk and fairly easy if you choose the easiest route. You can make it more difficult by choosing an alternative route to the top. Wonderful views from the top and a very pleasant couple of hours out.

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Katie Rees
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Hiking

Nice walk up to sugarloaf, some steeper sections but everyone should be able to do it. Thoroughly enjoyed!!

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Andrew Pedrazzoli
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Hiking

Beautiful views

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Jacqui Gower
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beautiful views

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Gareth Williams
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nice walk

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Anthony Rumble
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HikingNo shade

good walk quite even ground, a few steep inclines , berry steep up from the brooke

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