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Sugar Loaf Walk

County Wicklow boasts one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Ireland. Famous for its walking routes, it provides for the most experienced walkers as well as those who require a leisurely stroll, in a totally unspoiled countryside.

On the east side of this mountain range the landscape is dominated by the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Its name is derived from the conical shape of a traditional sugar loaf which for centuries was the form sugar came in. Guest can marvel at its beauty from below before taking on the 501 metre assent with wonderful vistas towards Glendalough to the west and the Irish Sea to the east.

Taking approximately two hours to walk it allows even the inexperienced walker a sense of achievement in completing one of Irelands best know mountain ranges. Along the way guests can participate in some of the local areas traditional activities such as the ‘puc-fada, giving an authentic experience for all involved.

Each team is required to scale the summit to retrieve their team flag and get those vital bonus points for their team. A wonderful view from the summit allows guests to appreciate the magnificent Wicklow Mountains, as well as views of the Irish Sea.

On return to the base of the mountain everyone is treated to cold beer or hot whiskey to retrieve their spirits.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain is part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park and we would ask visitor to respect the environment by not damaging flora and fauna and taking any litter home.

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