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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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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. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/20344/
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