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36 fun facts about our Go Ape locations

Published on: 02/08/2023 

Our 36 Go Ape locations can be found in some of the beautiful forests and parks across the UK and whichever one you choose you're in for an awesome adventure. But, every location and every adventure are very different. 

We've asked around through the forest telegraph and dsicovered some of the most interesting facts about our Go Ape locations. Which Go Ape location has the longest zip line? Which has the biggest Tarzan Swing? And which one also has a Mini Steam Train in the forest? 

Whether you're looking for a family-friendly day out or a daring challenge with friends, find out more below. 



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Located in the heart of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Go Ape Aberfoyle has two of the longest dual zips in the UK. Here’s 3 steps to the perfect adventurous day out!

Step 1: Speed across a valley on a colossal 323-metre zip line.

Step 2: Complete the tricky Treetop Challenge high ropes adventure.

Step 3: Zip back to the cabin on an even longer 45-metre-high, 426-metre-long zip.


Alexandra Palace


Go Ape Alexandra Palace is our tallest course in London. The highest platform is 46ft high, with panoramic views across London’s skyline.

Do you dare take on the Treetop Challenge, which includes a massive 14m Plummet?

Famous YouTubers The Sidemen once visited Go Ape Ally Pally as part of a weight loss challenge. Watch KSI scream his lungs out on Treetop Challenge here.


Alice Holt


Go Ape Alice Holt is located in the royal Alice Holt Forest, amongst soaring ancient oaks and conifers.

You can appreciate a birds-eye of view from three high-ropes experiences; keep a look out for the local wildlife, including deer, foxes and badgers.

Did you know that an episode of ITV hit show, Primeval featuring Hannah from S-Club 7, was filmed in Alice Holt Forest. 


Battersea Park


Go Ape Battersea Park is an urban adventure paradise in the heart of London.

Expect sky-scraper high views on this stacked course and listen out for animal calls from the nearby Battersea Zoo.

Even if you don’t make it to the zoo, you might spot some unique wildlife, as Battersea Park is home to the colourful Parakeet.




Go Ape Bedgebury, located in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, has the largest collection of conifers in the world.

Find thrilling adventure and incredible views on three family-friendly high-ropes experiences.

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Black Park


Home to SIX adrenaline-filled high ropes and ground-based adventures, Go Ape Black Park has it all!

It’s one of three Go Ape locations to offer our bounce-tastic Nets Adventure and the only one with a Forest Biking Experience.

Nets Adventure Black Park




Go Ape Bracknell has fun covered from the ground up to the trees with five unique adventures, including the exclusive Axe Throwing experience.

Another claim to fame is that parts of the Harry Potter movies were filmed in the forest.

Our Bracknell Team are also very active on TikTok check them out.


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Launched in Summer 2023, Go Ape Blackburn is our first stand-alone location for young explorers, with Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus high ropes experiences.

It’s also based in the picturesque Witton Country Park, which is filled with pretty picnic spots, walks, nature trails and play areas.



Set high in the hilltops of the Peak District, Go Ape Buxton offers breathtaking views and big adventures – with one of our steepest Tarzan Swing drops on Treetop Challenge.

Buxton is a historical thermal spa town, surrounded by the UK’s oldest National Park - and is the home of Buxton Mineral Water. There’s loads plenty to explore nearby including the renowned Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk, which offers some of the best views in the Peak District.




Did you know that Go Ape Cannock has it’s very own crossing, the Cannock crossing – as well as the longest combined crossing length out of all our locations.

Plus, they host our team game, Baboonzled amongst 'the battlegrounds' in Cannock Chase Forest.




Launched in Summer 2023, Go Ape Chelmsford is our first location in Essex and has three awesome high-ropes adventures.

Based in Hylands Park and Estate, remember to explore the beautiful gardens and accessible play facilities after your adventure.   

The Park also plays host to the massive music festival, Creamfields South.

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Just a stone’s throw away from Chessington World of Adventures, Go Ape Chessington is our only theme park location and home to the unique quad zip wires!

Enter a world of high-octane fun on two high ropes adventures.

If you’re an animal lover, check out Chessington Zoo after your adventure and get face to face with over 1000 exotic animals.

Group of people on the quad zips at Go Ape Chessington




Go Ape Cockfosters is just a five-minute walk from Cockfosters Tube Station - but you’d never believe it!

Escape the urban jungle in Trent Country Park and try out our most difficult high ropes adventure, Challenge Plus!




Based in the picturesque Coombe Abbey, Go Ape Coventry is home to six unique adventures!. 

Budding rally drivers can take to four wheels and drive a Mini Land Rover around a brand-new track at Go Ape Coventry.

Older adventurers can take the plunge on the free-fall Plummet experience.




Go Ape Crawley has you covered for all levels of excitement with three high ropes experiences for the whole family!

Once you’ve had a breather, remember to say hello to the mongooses, meerkats, reindeers, otters and more in the Tilgate Park Nature Centre!




Set in Yorkshire’s fiercest terrain, bring your head for heights to Go Ape Dalby with one of our highest Treetop Challenge courses – it’s 35 metres high!

Plus, with over 8000 acres of wild woodland filled with walking and cycling trails, there’s something to keep everyone entertained all day long in Dalby Forest.




Our newest location north of the border, Go Ape Dalkeith is Scotland's first course with adventures for under 10s.

Set in the picturesque Dalkeith Country Park, you’ll get 360 views as you zip between the tree tops and over the River Esk on Alpine zips.

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Did you know that “Delamere” means "forest of the lakes”? Delamere Forest is all that remains of the historic Forests of Mara and Mondrem.

Explore from the canopy, on three high rope adventures or the ground in style on a Forest Segway experience at Go Ape Dalby.

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Forest of Dean


Uniquely split across two locations, which are just fifteen minutes apart, find four unique adventures in the Forest of Dean.

Go Ape Forest of Dean Beechenhurst is perfect for families and younger explorers. Go Ape Forest of Dean Mallards Pike is for older explorers looking to level up.

Did you know that you can find Beavers, pine martins and wild boar in the Forest of Dean.




Set in the heart of the Lake District, Go Ape Grizedale is home to one of our favourite, and most extreme experiences, Zip Trekking.

Prepare for 3km of breathtaking zips, which will have you soaring high above the tree tops, as you take in unforgettable views across the fells and lakes.

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Our most southerly location, expect spectacular rugged views across Dartmoor on our two high ropes experiences at Go Ape Haldon.

Once you’re back on the ground there is over 1000 hectares of woodland to explore in Haldon Forest.


Leeds Castle


Set in the grounds of the “loveliest castle in the world”, Go Ape Leeds Castle is the perfect combination of adventure and views!

The ideal family day out, get your blood pumping on two goliath high ropes courses as well as five of the best zip wires in Kent.

Then, once you’re done explore Leeds Castle and the grounds.




Go Ape Margam has one of the biggest Go Ape Tarzan Swing drops on our Treetop Challenge experience.

Plus, you’re sure to get phenomenal views across the 1,000-acre Margam Park, which is home to one of the largest deer herd in Wales and a 19th Century Tudor Gothic Mansion.




Go Ape Matfen is set in one of the UK's most unspoilt areas of natural beauty.

Go wild on this tricky Treetop Challenge high ropes adventure. Or, let out your inner warrior with Axe Throwing, it’s a fun (and therapeutic) experience which will get your competitive juices flowing.

Young Woman in blue Go Ape Axe Throwing


Moors Valley


Go Ape Moors Valley is a family favourite destination on the South coast with FIVE Go Ape adventures, as well fun activities in the Moors Valley Country Park itself.  

There are award winning playgrounds, sculpture and play trails for children, a nature centre and even a Mini Railway.

There’s also a World War II bunker in Moors Valley, and during the war the area was lit with ‘fake’ runways lights to distract the Nazis from bombing the real airfields nearby.


Normanby Hall


No two crossings are the same at Go Ape Normanby Hall - so you’ll have to work harder and each one will push you in a different way.

This is the triple whammy: forest, country park and stately home – oh and two high ropes adventures!




Tucked away in the picturesque Go Ape Glentress Forest, Peebles is a firm adventurer favourite.

This Treetop Challenge experience features the highest Go Ape zip platform and cross-valley zips up to 325m long! You’ll be treated to magnificent views across Tweed Valley all the while.

Don’t forget your bike, Glentress Forest has some of the best mountain bike trails in the country.




Known as the “Mini Lake District of Manchester”, Go Ape Rivington is an extreme and picturesque adventurous day out!

It’s our only location featuring a zip wire over open water, and you can take in stunning rugged view as you leap off 13m+ high platforms.

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Tucked away near Robin Hood’s infamous Major Oak hideout, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Go Ape Sherwood, with SIX adventures to choose from.  

With our most extreme adventure, Challenge Plus, as well as Nets Adventure (for anyone over 1 year old) there’s something for everyone from tots to centenarians.

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Go Ape Southampton is one of our highest southern courses! Set in the lush Itchen Valley Country Park find three awesome adventures, including the exclusive Axe Throwing experience.

There are also lots of trails through the country park, including orienteering and sculpture trails for children.


Temple Newsam


Nestled in estate grounds with a 500-year-old country mansion and beautiful woodlands, Go Ape Temple Newsam is a grand adventure for the whole family! Go wild on three awesome high-rope experiences – Treetop Challenge even includes a 11m free-fall plummet.

Once you’re back on the ground, explore walking trails and keep a look out for the Wild Green Parakeets that live in the woodland.

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Our very first location, the Go Ape story began in Thetford in 2002 and is an adventurers’ paradise with SIX adrenaline-filled forest experiences.

Thetford Forest is also famous for it’s play facilities – there are giant swings, pyramids, a treehouse and children can bang out music of their own making on the Sound Trail.




Located in the highest point in the Chilterns, Go Ape Wendover is bursting with colour and wildlife.

Wendover Woods is home to two awesome high ropes adventures as well as the smallest bird in Europe, the firecrest. You can even find Glis Glis near the Tarzan Swing on our Treetop Challenge experience.




Set in England’s only true mountain forests, Whinlatter Forest, Go Ape Whinlatter is our highest location!

Drink in dramatic Lake District views on high ropes or a Forest Segway adventure. This is a firm customer favourite!

If you’re a keen cyclist, Whinlatter Forest is home to some of the best and longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District.

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Go wild at Go Ape Woburn, which is set in the middle of Woburn Safari Park!

Enjoy magical views over acres of animal reserves and beyond as you conquer this tough Treetop Challenge experience.




Go Ape Wyre is set in one of Britain's largest remaining ancient forests, nicknamed the Valley of Giants, with enormous Douglas fir trees.

You’ll feel miles away from your everyday 9-5 as you venture through the dense canopy on two high ropes adventures for the whole family.

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