Go Ape Forest of Dean | Days Out in Gloucestershire

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FOREST OF DEAN

Gloucestershire

Our two locations in the Forest of Dean - England's largest oak woodland - is arguably our most beautiful place of residency. Mallards Pike Lake, home to our original Tree Top Adventure and Forest Segway, is a great spot for a picnic or a gentle lakeside walk. Three miles down the road, in the heart of the forest, Beechenhurst Lodge plays host to our Tree Top Junior Adventure.

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FOREST OF DEAN

Gloucestershire

  • TREE TOP ADVENTURE
  • TREE TOP JUNIOR
  • FOREST SEGWAY
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Tree Top Adventure

Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. To celebrate a decade of adventures in 2016 our leafy hideout at the Forest of Dean has seen a complete redesign. It includes brand new obstacles such as the Tank Trap, The Shuffle, Net Bridge and Itchen Crossing to name but a few and we've extended the Zip Wires on Sites 2 and 3.

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

Baboon (10-15)

£25

Gorilla (16+)

£33

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Restrictions

Minimum Age

10 years

Minimum Height

1.4m (4ft7")

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130Kg)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Baboon

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

What should I wear?

We suggest that you wear something you don’t mind getting grubby. Dress for the weather, so bring along a mac if it’s raining! Make sure your stomach area is covered. Please wear appropriate footwear with soles with good grips. No sandals or slip-off shoes. You’ll need closed toe and heel shoes (with flat soles). Long hair must be tied back.

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

Tree Top Adventure Checklist

  • Forestry Commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

180

METRES

Highest Platform

15

METRES

Longest Crossing

18

METRES

Total Length

806

METRES

Tree Top Junior

A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy at Beechenhurst Lodge. You’ll negotiate three loops of crossings and finish on a high with two awesome Zip Wires.

Take a look at what’s involved:

Price:

All Ages (Over 1 metre)

£18

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Restrictions

Minimum Age

All Ages

Minimum Height

1m (3ft 3")

Maximum Weight

20.5 stone (130Kg)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee

Junior under 6

(Over 1 metre)

Adults must participate and we recommend 1 to 1 on first visit

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

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Junior

(6-15)

Adults can supervise from the ground or up on the course. 16-17 year olds do not need supervision but cannot sign for under 16s

Know Before You Go

When do I need to arrive?

Make your way to the Go Ape cabin and be ready to get going on your Go Ape adventure at your booked time. Late arrivals that miss their session will be charged at full price.

What is Tree Top Junior?

It’s a fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy. You’ll negotiate crossings and finish on a high (literally) with one awesome zip wire.

Can I go on as an adult?

If you want to join your little monkeys then just book yourself on. Bear in mind the course is designed for children so the safety cable won’t be quite where you'd like it.

Are there toilets?

Yes there will be, but they may be a little walk from the Go Ape cabin. Please allow some extra time for a toilet stop!

tree top junior checklist

  • forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

Longest Zip

84

METRES

Highest Platform

10.6

METRES

Longest Crossing

14.1

METRES

Total Length

375

METRES

Forest Segway

It's the epic adventure with a down-to-earth twist. Cruise and explore the forest floor on one of our all-terrain, self balancing electric Segways.

Price:

Riders 10+ (Over 7 Stone)

£35

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Restrictions

Minimum Age:

10 years

Minimum Weight

7 stone (45Kg)

Maximum Weight

19.5 stone (125Kg)

Supervision Ratios

Supervisor

Adult

(18+)

+

Supervisee Supervisee Supervisee

Child

(10-15)

16 - 17 year olds can supervise themselves

Know Before You Go

Can I bring a camera?

Phones and cameras are permitted, as long as they always stay attached to the participant. Lanyards are available to buy from the cabin, subject to availability.

What is Forest Segway?

You’ll enjoy getting off the beaten track on our epic off road segways. Your experience with us lasts an hour, and that includes a brief bit of safety and instruction before you head out into the forest with us.

Do you wear a helmet?

Yes. All of our helmets are registered from first use and undergo thorough regular inspection.

Are there toilets?

Yes there will be, but they may be a little walk from the Go Ape cabin. Please allow some extra time for a toilet stop!

forest segway checklist

  • forestry commission parking is £3.50, bring some change
  • Wear closed toe, flat shoes
  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure
  • Gloves are optional. Bring a pair or buy them on the day

AVERAGE Speed

10.5

MPH

Time on board

1

hour

ALL-TERRAIN

X2 SE

SEGWAYS

Min. Weight

7

STONE

ReVIEWS & FEEDBACK

Purnima

FOREST SEGWAY, Dalby

29th August 2016

Excellent experience. I would go again next year.

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Kerry

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Delamere

29th August 2016

I went to go ape for part of my hen do and enjoyed every minute of it. I already looking forward to booking on again

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robert

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Trent Park

29th August 2016

It was great time for me and my daughter to go ape and spend time together we both loved it

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Andrea

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Matfen

29th August 2016

A physical but fun challenge I took both my children and they totally loved it.

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Jackie

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Thetford Forest

29th August 2016

Signage awful en route and confusing on arrival. Price of parking, queues to get in, then to pay, then to get out coloured the experience. Nowhere for us as older folk to sit comfortably for 3 hours, we know what to bring if we do it again. But we didn't feel catered for and we had shelled out £83 and driven from Essex. The boys had a great time and would do it again...... maybe when we have recovered.

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Julia

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Aberfoyle

29th August 2016

Fantastic day, great instructor, fun and challenging course, and great location.

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Jennie

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Sherwood

29th August 2016

Such great fun, brilliant day out and although I had thought it expensive at the time of booking, it was actually worth every penny. All made even better by the fantastic friendly staff. I'll definitely return next year. Highly recommended.

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Wayne

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Forest of Dean

29th August 2016

A fantastic location, great experience and friendly staff made it a day to remember. Certainly something I would want to do again.

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Nick

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, Crawley

29th August 2016

An brilliant experience from the first greeting to handing our harnesses in. Lucy gave an excellent safety briefing giving plenty of time for us to translate for our foreign relatives.

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George

TREE TOP JUNIOR, Moors Valley

29th August 2016

George was braver than expected, looooved the zip wires and would love to take some friends here also. Thanks go ape!!

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Emma

ZIP TREKKING ADVENTURE, Grizedale

29th August 2016

A fantastic experience on the wires. Excellent staff- felt really safe and loved every minute

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Gillian

TREE TOP ADVENTURE, TREE TOP JUNIOR, Bedgebury

29th August 2016

Kids loved it all!

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