April 16, 2018

Memory walk for James

Sugar Loaf Trig Point

Further to Sam’s blog earlier this week, we’re delighted to announce details of our memory walk for James. It’s nearly one year since a team of NUFC members completed the gruelling 24-hour mountain challenge over peaks in North and South Wales. We’re inviting all players, supporters, friends and family to join us at the location of our last walk from the 2017 challenge at Sugar Loaf mountain, near Abergavenny.

If you’d like to join us on the day, please get to Sugar Loaf for 9.00am on Sunday 6th May and we’ll get going with the walk shortly after. There is ample parking available, but I would strongly recommend getting over to South Wales in good time as this is quite a popular peak with the locals and being a bank holiday weekend it does have the tendency to get busy.

The team with club members, friends and family at Sugar Loaf

The Sugar Loaf is suitable for walkers of all abilities to reach the summit though also a good challenge as well. It’s a gentle gradient lead-up until finishing with a reasonably steep finish to reach the trig point. However, if this last little bit sounds like it might be a bit too much then don’t worry! There’s absolutely no pressure for anyone to reach to top, this is all about doing something in memory of James and keep the spirit of what he means to us at NUFC alive.

After completing the walk we’ll gather back at the car park for a small celebration, so by all means bring a bite to eat and perhaps a flask of tea or coffee!

Finally, even if you’re an experienced hiker I would still recommend that you take every precaution to prepare correctly for the walk. Please note the following:

  • Walking boots (highly recommended)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable trousers/ shorts
  • Change of clothes just in case there’s wet weather
  • Water

For instructions on how to get to Sugar Loaf please download or print our handy guide here. Any questions please call or text Stu (07808 241105) or Sam (07951 171442).

We look forward to seeing you on the day!