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Zip Zip Hooray!

  • Sophie
  • 11th May 2016

We heard about it on the radio, read about it in the papers, watched it on the news. In fact, many of us experienced it first-hand simply by gazing out of our window.

We are, of course, talking about the wet-'n'-wild weather we endured at the start of this year. For many, the superstorms were no laughing matter: hundreds of thousands of homes were flooded, forcing residents to pack their bags and seek shelter elsewhere.

One area in England that felt the full wrath of the storms was Cumbria, home to Go Ape Grizedale Forest. Schools closed and businesses shut down, as the floods invaded the area and turned streets into raging rivers.

Suffice to say, many villages within Cumbria were on lock-down during the winter and as a result, tourism in the county took a big hit. But now warmer weather has (finally) arrived, it's business as usual with the region back up and running and welcoming visitors in their masses.

Cumbria's comeback is fantastic news for residents and tourists alike and there's one thing we've got to say to that: zip, zip, hooray!

Situated in the heart of the glorious Lake District, Grizedale Forest is one of the UK's most beautiful woodlands. You can hike there, ride there, explore there, run there, or simply chill out there or, you could visit Go Ape and check out our one-and-only, zip-tastic Zip Trekking Adventure!

Zip wires are one of Go Ape's best-loved obstacles, and so we thought it would be a great idea to create a course that was all about the zip. There are no other obstacles involved in a Zip Trekking Adventure just zip, after zip, after zip, after zip (seven zips in total, in fact).


The tandem of zip wires traverse the sky-scraping Douglas Firs of Grizedale Forest, and believe us when we say that the views are awesome from way up high!

You'll feel as if you're on top of the world (or at least, on top of the forest) as you soar through the air, arms open wide with the wind in your face!

Your adventure will last around two hours and includes a safety demo from one of our zip line pros, plus time in our training zone where we'll share some tips and tricks for making a graceful landing. We can't guarantee you'll land on your feet every time, but we promise the soft pile of woodchip will soften your landing.

As well as all this, your Zip Trekking Adventure will include a 20-minute hike through the forest to get to the meeting point. And waiting for you at that meeting point will be one of our off-road vehicles, ready to whisk you and your family/friends up winding mountain roads (with unbeatable views) to the training zip.

A Zip Trekking Adventure is a great way to explore the wonders of Grizedale Forest by air, by car and by foot; from the ground and from way up high! Book ahead now and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

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