The Blade trail is a fantastic addition to the Afan Forest Park trail network. With lots of great singletrack sections combined with some of the classics like ‘Peregrine Ridge’ and ‘Jetlag’ it shares the same sheep track climb out of Glyncorrwg with the ‘White’s Level’ trail. The Blade then takes you out to higher and more remote areas as it twists and winds its way around the 24km Red graded loop.
With some tough technical climbs and fast flowing descents it off¬ers a fantastic day out for the more experienced rider. Watch out for ‘Groovy Gully’ and ‘The Rock’ & ‘Ghost Train’ sections that will test your climbing and descending skills equally.
You can also add in the optional 23km top loop of the classic Skyline trail with some amazing views to extend your ride. Make sure you are properly skilled as both the trails have ample technical terrain.
These high remote areas can have changeable weather; proper equipment and the ability to be self-sufficient are essential.