The Little Sugar Loaf Mountain, also called Giltspur Mountain is a hill in County Wicklow. It is situated east/northeast of the Great Sugar Loaf, from which it is separated by the N11 dual carriageway road. It is distinguished by its rocky double summit, which stands in stark contrast to the other hilltops in the region. The northern side of the hill overlooks the coastal town of Bray. The eastern side looks across the R761 road between Bray and Greystones to the western slope of Bray Head.
View from the top of the Little Sugarloaf, with cloud below
Climbing the Little Sugar Loaf
Although it is not high -- at only 342 metres / 1122 feet, Little Sugar Loaf is the 913th tallest summit in Ireland -- regular hikers considered it a tricky climb. Unlike its bigger "sibling", the Great Sugar Loaf, there is no easy walking path for day-trippers. Climbers are advised to make good preparations -- take a good pair of hiking boots, a packed lunch, and watch out for sharp or loose rocks.
View from top of Little Sugar Loaf. By Neil Dorgan.