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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 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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A short sharp shock...
by exaisle  2 Sep 2010
I thought this was a short but punishing climb although I'm not as fit as I should be.

There is just one short respite but as soon as one leaves the road, it's tough from the word go....well, tough for me...I'm nearly 18 stone (but falling steadily!)

What I did like about it, however, was that there are no false summits. When you reach the top, you reach the top.

There are a couple of cairns and it seems part of a popular route. We met several groups while pausing for sustenance (and resussitation). Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/6078/
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kenefickwg on Sugarloaf Hill, 2003
by kenefickwg  9 Sep 2003
My walk on Sugarloaf was hampered by unpleasant weather. Even for a beginner like me the ascent is easyish and the decent with some care required on the stone is easy.
There is a view into Bay Lough as you ascend and decend and there are two cairns at the top so shelter from the breeze is available for the lemonade and sandwich. I think now that the best walk is along the wall to Knockmealdown which I hope to attempt soon. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/635/
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mart on Sugarloaf Hill, 2003
by mart  30 Sep 2003
This mountain is well worth the climb, especially if you continue along the ridge to Knockmealdown, but I think that the descent is very unpleasant because it is very steep and very loose- it's hard on my old legs. Still it doesn't take that long and you can't get lost. I just wonder why a more meandering path hasn't developed. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/693/
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simon3 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2003
by simon3  17 Mar 2003
Often on a visit to the Knockmealdowns this will be either the first or last hill that you will visit. The day that I visited this hill it was the last. I arrived on it from the South-East via the ridge leading from Knockmealdown (and Knockmoylan to its North). As with so much of the Knockmealdowns, the ridge is marked by a boundary wall between Co . Tipperary and Co. Waterford. The photo shows off the impressive rounded and featured side of Sugarloaf Hill visible from its South-East. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/384/
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Picture: Towards the Galtee
youngjohn on Sugarloaf Hill, 2010
by youngjohn  21 Feb 2010
climbed Sugar Loaf Hill alone yesterday the 30th Sept. 09 and was blessed with a fine day though the anticipated and forecast 'front' could be seen creeping south towards the Galtee's. The climb wasn't easy and I was thankful to have and use two sticks. I approached on the M8 heading south, then on to the N8 and after passing Kilcoran Lodge kept a close eye out to the left for the sign for Ballyporeen and headed for 'The Vee'. I parked at the car park in the vee. I ascended along the obvious path alongside the county boundary wall. I could not but think everytimeI stopped, and there were a few on my ascent, of the men who built the stone wall no doubt in hard times/maybe famine times. I hope they enjoyed the views I was enjoying. I could see the Slieve Blooms way to the north, the Devil'sBit range and Knockanora to the west before the majestic Galtee's took over the skyline. The top of Galteemore was covered in cloud but the autumnal glory of the range was captivating. The view from the summit cairn of Sugarloaf 'hill' did not disappoint, the knockmealdowns themselves were to say the least enviting but as usual I did not have the time. I dawdled a while taking in the scenery and vowed to return especially as the view of the sea to the south east is irresistable. I walked to the lower cairn and viewed the valley to the east. I could see Knockmealdown itself to the east and a mountain I presume is Knockmoylan in front of it. Bay lough looked black on my descent. I could see the front coming over the Galtee's and as the day was getting late I was glad to make it back before the cloud arrived overhead. A great climb over some dodgy stoney shale surfaces, a test for the legs and lungs! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/4165/
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Picture: SUGARLOAF CAIRN
 
MAP1878 on Sugarloaf Hill, 2008
by MAP1878  28 Oct 2008
WE WERE SO LUCKY ON A BRIGHT WARM DAY (OCT 5th.)TO DO THIS WALK .TAKING THE PATH FROM GRUBBS MONUMENT WAS A BIT OF A SLOG DUE TO RECENT RAIN BUT ONCE WE GOT TO THE SUMMIT CAIRN IT WAS WELL WORTH IT, WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS ALL ROUND ,THE PATCHWORK OF FIELDS IN THE VALLEY AND THE GALTEES BEYOND WERE STUNNING.
THEN WE WENT ACROSS THE RIDGE TO KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAIN AGAIN WE HAD FANTASTIC 360* VIEWS , THE COMMERAGHS TO THE NORTH AND THE DISTANT GLISTENING COASTLINE TO THE SOUTH.
A TRULY REWARDING WALK IN SOME OF IRELANDS' LESSER KNOWN BUT DRAMATIC MOUNTAINS.
THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED BY US ANYWAY!! MICK AND SUE POWER Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/3406/
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