Written by 10:32 am Brecon Beacons

The Skirrid, Sugar Loaf & Blorenge Circular

The Skirrid, Sugar Loaf and Blorenge loop / 32.2km

Starting in Abergavenny, this fantastic loop will first take you through woodland up to the summit of Skirrid which is also referred to as Holy Mountain/Sacred Hill due to legend claiming that a landslide occurred when Jesus was crucified. The distinctive conical peak of Sugar Loaf is next on your route and, once reached, your reward will be superb 360-degree panoramic views. Blorenge is your final peak and yields you further views of Corn Du and Pen y fan in the distance.

I really enjoyed this loop and decided to break it up with a wild camp on Sugar Loaf, mid-week. There are shorter route options for hiking 1 or 2 of these peaks together but, if the weather gods are on your side and you are up to it, taking on all 3 peaks is a superb way to see this part of the Brecon Beacons.

๐Ÿ‘ฃ Trail details: Skirrid/Ysgyryd Fawr (486m), Sugar Loaf/Mynydd Pen-y-fรขl (596m), Blorenge/Blorens (561m) ๐Ÿ‘ฃ 32.2km โŒš๏ธ 9-11 hours ๐Ÿ“ˆ 1,599m

๐Ÿš— Getting there: Park up at Fairfield car park in Abergavenny, postcode NP7 5TR. Charge is ยฃ5.60 for 24 hours. PayByPhone location code 806671.

โœ๏ธ Tips: Both Skirrid and Sugar Loaf are popular peaks, so aim to start early or, better still, hike this loop mid-week to beat the crowds.

OS Maps route

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