You’ve probably heard of Go Ape, pioneers of tree top adventures and builders of award-winning rope courses and zip wire lines all over the UK. The company has been around since 2001, and they have been able to create fantastic woodland experiences, thanks to their unique relationship with the Forestry Commission.
Perhaps you’ve already completed one of the courses near you to celebrate a birthday, hen party, or as part of a corporate team bonding event? Whether you’re a Go Ape first timer or a veteran of the zip lines, every venue has something different to offer. So we’ve rounded up the biggest and best Go Ape challenges, if you’re up for it!
Longest Zip Wire
Go Ape’s Aberfoyle location, near Glasgow, is home to not one but two of the longest zip wires in the UK. Once you’ve climbed up amongst the tree canopies, you’ll fly an amazing 426 metres while enjoying a fantastic view of what’s known as The Trossachs (stunning Scottish scenery to you and me). Fact fans will know that 426m is equivalent to about four football pitches, so hold on tight!
Head to the legendary home of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest for the longest tree-to-tree zip and see if you can make it across all 64m. This location also has an incredible 2000 square metres of adventures and you can even hire a bike if you get bored of climbing!
Go Ape Black Park in Buckinghamshire is home to the biggest drop in the Go Ape repertoire – you have been warned! Get harnessed up and unleash your inner Tarzan as you swing through the trees in one of the biggest Go Ape locations in the UK.
Go Ape Whinlatter is known as the only true mountain forest in England – from up here you can see all the way to Scotland apparently! The adventures here are 790m above sea level and you might even be able to spot some rare wildlife too. This location also has some super-fun all-terrain Segways available to hire which are suitable for all ages (with a minimum weight requirement).
Travel to the world-famous Lake District national park to experience Go Ape’s tallest platform in Grizedale Forest. If you’re looking to test your fear of heights and really challenge yourself, this platform is 19 metres above the ground – that’s almost 7 stories! The landscape here is a treat too, from majestic Douglas Firs to beautiful waterfalls.
With an amazing 35 locations across England, Scotland and Wales, there’s sure to be a Go Ape near you. The only question is, which one will you try first?
The Let's Go Out Team
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