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Knockmealdown Mountains Area
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82 
Highest place:
Knockmealdown, 792.4m
Maximum height for area: 792.4 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 682.7 metres,

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Sugarloaf Hill Mountain Cnoc na gCloch A name in Irish
(Ir. Cnoc na gCloch [OSI], 'hill of the stones') Tipperary/ Waterford County in Munster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam, Irish Highest Hundred Lists, Medium grained pink-purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 662.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: S03971 10479
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Longitude: -7.942597, Latitude: 52.246504 , Easting: 203971, Northing: 110479 Prominence: 117.72m,  Isolation: 2.1km
ITM: 603919 610532,   GPS IDs, 6 char: SgrlHl, 10 char: SgrlfHil
Bedrock type: Medium grained pink-purple sandstone, (Knockmealdown Sandstone Formation)

The name 'Sugarloaf' is widely applied to hills of a conical shape in Ireland and Britain. Its equivalent 'pain de sucre' is common in France. It is also found further afield, e.g. at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil (Pão de Açúcar in Portuguese) and the Montmorency Falls in Canada, where the name 'Pain de Sucre' is applied to the cone of ice which forms at the base of the waterfall in winter. There is a widespread misconception nowadays that 'sugarloaf' is some kind of bread. In fact, the word refers to the form in which sugar was usually sold all over the world, at least up to the 19th century, until granulated sugar became widely available in packets. The sugary liquid was dripped onto a surface and a solid mass formed in a conical or torpedo-like shape, like a sugary stalagmite. Sugar is still available in this form in North Africa, and it is also used in Germany to make the drink 'Feuerzangenbowle', for which the sugarloaf must first be soaked in rum.   Sugarloaf Hill is the 176th highest place in Ireland. Sugarloaf Hill is the most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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Picture: Knockmealdown summit - May 2008
deswalk on Sugarloaf Hill, 2008
by deswalk  6 Sep 2008
I climbed Sugarloaf Hill on 1 September and was disappointed to see the damage that's being caused by motorcycles and there was one culprit enjoying himself by repeatedly ascending and descending the bottom section of the hill on his offensive machine. I also found a lot of tyre damage on the summit.
The initial steep pull up from the Vee carpark has thus become a real messy rake and the old boundary wall appears to have disappeared in places, especially at the summit. Twenty to thirty years ago I could shelter from a biting north wind behind the wall but its stones are now being used to build numerous cairns, as well as the increasingly popular compulsion among certain hillgoers to leave their John Hancock in the heather using the wall stones. Perhaps I'm just getting grumpy!
The picture was taken in May 2008 from the summit of Knockmealdown looking towards Sugarloaf Hill. It was a challenge trying to photograph myself in the powerful wind! Linkback:
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Geo on Sugarloaf Hill, 2009
by Geo  12 Jul 2009
On Saturday 11th July, from The Vee, made a traverse of the Eastern Knockmealdown's, starting with Sugarloaf Hill. It's a steepish, at first, ascent of about 420metres over about a kilometre and a half but you have a beautiful view rearward over a patchwork of farms and the greens and yellows of the fields. For us, unfortunately, as we passed Grubb's monument on our way up, the rain began, and the cloud and mist we were entering ensured that for the remainder of the walk, visibility was generally down to two figures. The southerly wind caught us full in the face when we crested Sugarloaf Hill, and made it's summit. We didn't hang around here, but heads bowed into the gale, we went with the county boundary SSE for our next objective, Knockmealdown, via Knockmoylan. Linkback:
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A short hill walk on the way home from Beara
by three5four0  17 Aug 2010
Parked around S04302 11847 A near the V & climbed Sugarloaf from there. A busy spot, with lots of cyclists on a multi day tour, wizzing through, with cars parked up to watch them go by. A quick and easy ascent via an eroded path by a large cairn. A day for great views, in what was the hotest day all week and a short enough round trip, to do on the drive home from Beara. Linkback:
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Picture: Log book hidden under summit cairn
Easy access and log book to sign
by ilenia  21 Jan 2019
Sugarloaf Hill is usually climbed from Bay Lough Car Park, S03056 09981 B, ample parking there. Cross the road and follow the wall and the eroded path all the way up, it's steep enough but you'll reach the top in 40-45 mins (or 30 mins at a brisk pace). Keep the wall to your left and once you reach the top you can go right/south-east and commit to a longer walk to Knockmoylan and Knockmealdown. The stone wall also continues on to Knockmealdown and on a clear day you can enjoy some great views of Knockmealdown if you approach it from Sugarloaf.

The summit is marked by a cairn, there is now a 2019 diary where you can log your visit. You can just about see the white plastic bag with the diary under one of the stones in the picture.

Care is needed on the way down since there are a lot of loose stones and it can be slippy after a wet spell but you would have noticed this on your way up. You can move to either side of the path where the ground is grassy but it can also be muddy.

Alternatively, you can park at the second lay-by after the hairpin bend (if coming from Clogheen), S04058 11836 C, cross the road and follow the faint path past Grubb's monument. It should take you about an hour to reach the summit. Linkback:
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simon3 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2003
by simon3  17 Mar 2003
The summit of Sugarloaf Hill has what looks like a ruined cairn. Stretching north from this is a narrow ridge. Visit the end of the ridge and you can get a view both down to the Vee, a road with a well known hairpin bend, and over the valley towards the Galtees. It is also possible to see Bay Lough, a small corrie lake on the north-east side of Knockaunabulloga (630m). There are few lakes in the Knockmealdowns. Linkback:
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mneary34 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2005
by mneary34  11 Aug 2005
Sugarloaf is the last mountain before the Vee on the traverse. Coming from Knockmoylan it provides an attractive view and the climb from the col is approx. 120 metres. From there a descent of over 300 metres leads to the tourist car park at the Vee gap. See Knockaunabulloga to continue the traverse. Linkback:
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