Looking for a challenging walk this weekend (weather permitting)? Look no further than The Great Sugar Loaf Way in Kilmacanogue.
You literally cannot miss the The Great Sugar Loaf, it dominates the skyline of North Wicklow and South Dublin. So why not conquer that giant of the skies?
The Way begins at the 1916 Commemorative Garden close to Kilmacanogue village and winds its way through charming little country roads and greenways along the foothills of the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Known locally as the Car Road, the trail follows a route roughly parallel to the R755 but as it climbs, wonderful views over the Little Sugar Loaf, Bray and Carrigoona open up.
Travelling through narrow lanes bordered with old stone walls, the trail turns South and begins to climb upwards through open mountain grazing where views over Djouce, Powerscourt, Deerpark and Maulin can be enjoyed.
The trail eventually joins the Sugar Loaf Trail, a well-used path from the Sugar Loaf car park to the summit, the Sugar Loaf Way continues to the car park.
The overall distance of the trail is 4.3km and it is estimated to take up to 1.5 hours. It is suitable for anyone of reasonable fitness.