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Sugar Loaf Walk

• Sun 24 March 2019 10:00-17:00

Visit Sugarloaf Mountain with us! We’re going to visit one of the highest peaks in the heart of the Black Mountains. Standing at 596m high and offers glorious panoramic views, if you can complete the climb!
Wander through a deep wooded valley and out onto open moorland, climb the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain and take in wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, stretching across to the Severn Estuary and the Brecon Beacons. The mountain is a haven for upland wildlife. Singing skylarks soar into the sky, housemartins and swallows flit to and fro and red grouse skulk in the heather, while buzzards and the occasional red kite soar overhead, so keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse!
Our guides rate this walk as moderate level intensity. It will be mostly uphill, so please make sure you are capable of doing the walk, and keeping up with the group.
Your ticket includes all coach transport to and from the mountain in Llanwenarth, together with the services of CUSU staff and student guides to keep you safe and keep you on track! 

What do I need to bring?

This day trip is designed to be fairly easy-going! That said we would always strongly advice that all students/explorers be prepared and bring the following:
•    Weather appropriate clothing
•    Sturdy shoes or trainers
•    Back pack
•    A camera to snap some selfies
•    At least two bottles of water
•    Some money for souvenirs and snacks 
We would also advise you to bring a small packed lunch.
  Instructions for Ticket Holders
•    Turn up at the back of the Students' Union (Senghenydd Road) at 09:45 for a 10:00 departure.
•    Have your e-receipt and student card ready for inspection. Your e-receipt will be a barcoded email sent to you after you purchased your ticket. If you do not have your e-receipt we will search for you on our passenger list, but this may cause delays.
•    Please be dressed appropriately for a cold and windy day outside.
•    The coaches will be leaving Llanwenarth, at the drop off point, at 16:00 exactly.
Our coaches will not wait for you if you are late. They will leave Cardiff Students' Union at 10am and Llanwenarth at 4pm. If you miss the return coach you will have to utilise public transport options to return. 

Terms and Conditions

Tickets, Cancelations, Refunds and Adverse Weather Conditions
1.    All tickets once sold are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances except where the trip is cancelled by CUSU.
2.    Adverse weather conditions which are held to jeopardise the safety of the trip, will result in the cancelation of the trip. Thereupon a full refund and options to reschedule will become available accordingly.
3.    The presence of precipitation, wind or unpleasant weather conditions will not automatically entitle participants to a refund. Sign ups must expect and be prepared for all aspects of British weather.
4.    Students must be on time at the meeting point or coach will leave without them. This is the case both leaving and returning.
Expected Conduct and Liabilities
1.    We're pretty laid back in the SU, but participants must observe the authority of the trip leader and follow all reasonable instructions. Our staff and guides are there to keep you safe!
2.    Failure to adhere to instructions given by CUSU staff and guides may trigger the University's disciplinary procedure.
3.    We advise against you taking expensive or sentimental belongings on these trips. CUSU cannot be held liable or responsible for any losses sustained to property however caused.
Medical Conditions
1.    Please disclose any and all medical conditions that may affect your ability to complete the trip. CUSU will do everything it possibly can to ensure its activities are as accessible as they can be to as many people as they can be - but our guides need to know what to expect before we leave Cardiff.


Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. What happens if it rains?
A. A bit of drizzle never hurt anyone. If it rains, assume the trip will go ahead unless we tell you otherwise. Cancelation will only be the last resort option. We'll cancel the trip if the trip leader decides that weather conditions are so severe as to jeopardise the safety of the participants.
Q. I've bought a ticket, but can't go anymore. Can I get a refund?
A. I'm afraid not. This is a non-refundable ticket. Please make sure you're free before you sign up
Q. How do I redeem my ticket?
A. When you purchase a ticket you will receive an email receipt of your purchase. Though not a physical ticket, this is what we use for admission to our trips and is entirely valid.
Please do not worry if it turns out you are unable to locate your e-receipt on the day as our guides will have a list of everyone who has purchased a ticket for the trip.