Choose from 3 maps:
1) Blade Trail Map with key
2) Blade Trail Map total
3) Blade Trail Map only
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 but then the Blade 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 offers 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