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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
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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 175th highest place in Ireland. Sugarloaf Hill is the most northerly summit in the Knockmealdown Mountains area.

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Follow this place's comments Picture about mountain Sugarloaf Hill (<i>Cnoc na gCloch</i>) in area Knockmealdown Mountains, Ireland
Picture: Sugarloaf Mt. from the SE
Updated Summary:
Steep sided hill over looking The Vee and with widespread views
Short Summary created by markmjcampion, jackill  Mon 22 May
Sugarloaf Hill is a v steep roadside hill in the middle of the Knockmealdown range. It lies on the Tipp-Waterford border and provides extensive views of both these counties incl. the Golden Vale, the Comeraghs and the Galtees. It’s quite often met twice in the one day by people looking to summit K’mealdown Mt. itself but can also be summited as part of a circuit.

W. Park in Bay lough carpark S03047 09985 starA, cross the road and follow the steep rocky track, keeping the stone wall to your left to the top of the S’loaf. 45min+

N. Start at the Vee S04283 11848 starB, where there is lots of room to park safely by the roadside and head up the rough, often boggy track past the Grubb monument (large stone cairn by the roadside) to the summit. Alternatively, you can zigzag up the steep spur as per track/3873. 1hr 15min+

N. A less arduous ascent involves walking to the sharp apex of the Vee itself and following the Munster way (signposted as St. Declan’s way here) down into Glenmoylan. Do not cross the stream but follow the path to the right at S04605 11825 starC going up the glen almost as far as where the non-existent Lough Moylan is shown on OS maps, head up the rocky zig-zag path to the col between the S’loaf and K’mealdown. Cross the col to find the wall and head W to the Sugarloaf. 1.5hrs+

Routes from the S will come via K’mealdown Mt. so best view that page for those routres.

Notable tracks incl. track/2869, circular track/3873, linear track/3480 and the lengthy track/2772. Linkback:
Coming from from the west .. by wicklore   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill (Cnoc na gCloch))
Parked at the car park marked at The Gap, and hea .. by csd   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill (Cnoc na gCloch))
2 weeks of sunshine, 1 day of cloud! .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill (Cnoc na gCloch))
2nd time lucky .. by paulocon   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill (Cnoc na gCloch))
Looking back on the Sugarloaf along by the county .. by jackill   (Show all for Sugarloaf Hill (Cnoc na gCloch))
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