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Knockmealdown Mountains Area   Cen: Central Knockmealdowns Subarea
Place count in area: 17, OSI/LPS Maps: 74, 82, EW-K 
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, also Graigue Hill an extra EastWest name in English (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
Place visited by 660 members. Recently by: DarrenY, Zenny, ccartwright, Petecal423, Kaszmirek78, RosieMc, farmerjoe1, Leatra, JordanF1, Seamy13, Marykerry, Boba_Barry, kieran117, Ianhhill, rhw
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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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MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill (<i>Cnoc na gCloch</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: View down to the carpark from the steep slopes of Sugarloaf Hill
 
Coming from from the west
by wicklore  23 May 2023
Bank Holiday Monday last was my first trip to the Knockmealdowns. I decided to start with Sugarloaf Hill and make my way across to Knockmealdown and beyond. I am unfamiliar with this area, but using map no.74 I found the carpark on the R668 at S03047 09985 starA. Across the road from the carpark a track heads directly up Sugarloaf Hill. This is very steep in places and a punch in the belly after a nearly three hour car journey!
I met an elderly man running down and I proudly told him that I was struggling but making progress. He congratulated me on my ‘fitness’ before informing me he had run up this way earlier, had run across the range and was on his way back. My Hour of Shame! My photo shows the carpark from near the summit of Sugarloaf Hill and gives a sense of the height gained in such a short distance.
The summit arrived surprisingly quickly after about 45 minutes. I was lucky with the weather and had great views in all directions. I spent some time with my maps identifying what I could see in the distance (the Galtees, the Comeraghs) as well as the nearer mountains of the Knockmealdowns themselves.
I then continued on my traverse SW towards Knockmoylan. Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/170/comment/3261/
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