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An Adventure You Really Need To Check Out

  • Sophie
  • 26th May 2015

Hands up who loves the Go Ape zip wires? (*raises hands*)

Zip wires are an entirely different breed of tree-top obstacle. They're fast. They're scary. And they're tree-mendously good fun. Nothing quite beats whizzing through the air on a zip wire: the breeze, the view from way up high, the chance to stretch your arms out wide and embrace nature. And don't forget that pile of soft woodchip awaiting you at the other end (the woodchip that you'll also find in your trousers several weeks after visiting Go Ape).

It's no wonder so many of our Tribe rate our zip wires as their #1 tree-top obstacle. Knowing just how popular they are, we had a something of a brainwave: why don't we create a totally new forest adventure that is strictly zip-only?

Well, after some planning and preparation back at gorilla GQ, what was once a brainwave soon turned into reality and we've done it! Our very first Zip Trekking Adventure is ready and waiting for you at our Grizedale Forest course. Cool, huh?!

So, what's it all about?

Well, our Zip Trekking Adventure is a series of seven tandem zip lines (the longest series in the UK, we'll have you know) that take you through and above the glorious Douglas firs of Grizedale Forest. You know those dreams of flying you used to have as a kid? Well, you won't get much closer than this...

Your journey starts with a 20 minute hill climb which can be quite tough, so make sure you're wearing suitable shoes (no flip flops or high heels, please!) Once you've clambered to the top, you'll be happy to know that a Land Rover will escort you the rest of the way, through wonderful winding mountain roads and to site 1, the training zip. From there on in, you're free to zip away with your pals!

Your Zip Trekking adventure will last around 2 hours, which is plenty of time to soak up the glorious sights Mother Nature has provided us with. You'll be covering around 3km and will need to tackle a couple of steep hills as you make your way between the zip wires. Each individual zip wire showcases a unique and beautiful part of Grizedale forest. It's enough to make even the birds jealous.

We know you'll have a great time on your Zip Trekking Adventure, so much so that you may feel a tad emotional when you reach the final zip wire. The last zip wire conveniently transports you back into the customer car park, where it's just a short walk to the cabin where you can return your harness - and get your Zip Trekking Certificate!

As with all our forest adventures, there are some age, height and weight restrictions. For more details, head to the Zip Trekking Adventure page on our website. See you soon!

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