The much-loved trail is re-opening and it’s bigger and better than ever.
Skyline was closed in 2012 to allow the construction of the wind farm. The reinstated and re-designed trail bypasses the major timber haul roads within the wind farm providing a challenging long-distance ride with stunning views of the Brecon Beacons, the Preselis, the Black Mountains and the South Wales coast.
At 28 miles / 46 km it’s a giant of a trail. Starting from Glyncorrwg Mountain Bike Centre it shares the same sheep-track ascent as White’s Level and then continues to climb on long, forest roads before a sweet, flowing singletrack descent. Three new technical sections have been added: Bow, Arrow and Archer and with singletrack such as ‘On The Edge’ and ‘Excalibur’ there’s enough to test anyone’s stamina and nerve.
Huwel Manley, Operations Manager at Natural Resources Wales, said:
“The reinstatement of the Skyline trail is a hugely positive step for Afan Forest Park.
It adds another recreational attraction to an already popular park that encourages people to get outside, get active and enjoy nature.
This trail will attract mountain biking enthusiasts from near and far, providing a much-welcomed boost to the local economy and tourism”