Up at 6am for the trek along a foggy A40 for a couple of days in Brecon, but before reaching the hostel, I took a detour for a walk up to Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny. The start didn't look promising, the valley where I parked was shrouded in freezing fog, but the forecast proved correct and as I ascended, I was soon in the sunshine. I was looking out over a panorama of surrounding peaks puncturing the cloud carpet that lay below me!
Sugar Loaf is one that I will definitely do again. It's very harsh that it is 4 metres shy of the magical 600 mark that makes it a mountain, but it looks every inch (or should I say centimetre) the part!
The last walk of 2008 had proved to be a memorable one!
- Date: 31/12/08
- Region: Brecon Beacons NP
- Status: Solo
- Description: Porth-y-parc – Sugar Loaf – Deri – Sunny View – Porth-y-parc - Cold, Sunny on high ground, freezing fog on low, 10.2km, 4 hrs.
- Type of Walk: Personal Walking