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Days Out for Adult Adventurers

Last updated: 15/08/23

Feet perched on the edge of a platform, ground falling away below you and your heart racing at a million miles an hour. Now is the time to seize the moment and embrace the adventure you have been waiting for!

Each of our 36 Go Ape locations has unique forest adventures chock full of big thrills, making it the ideal choice for a day out. Read on to discover our handpicked recommendations for a day out to remember for adult adventurers.

Leeds Castle, Kent



This not so little gem in the garden of England will take you on a journey 13 metres up from the forest floor and then bring you back down to earth on zip wires stretching up to 250 metres. That includes one awe-inspiring ride across a valley and stunning views of the countryside.

It’s not just about the zip wires, our Treetop Challenge at Go Ape Leeds Castle has plenty of crossings that will ‘up’ the fun and the challenge of your adventurous day out. Hold on tight to the suspended ropes on the Jungle Crossing as you traverse across a narrow wire. Tackle the Log Swing, making your way between platforms balanced on suspended logs with just a small handrail for support. Then there's the Tarzan Swing; take a deep breath, step off the platform and give us your best Tarzan cry before crashing into a cargo net. THAll thrilling experiences that will make your day out to Leeds Castle one to remember.

The day doesn't have to end with your Go Ape adventure. Discover the long history of Leeds Castle, which is over 900 years old and was once the home of Henry VIII. There’s also a bird of prey centre with free falconry displays, adventure golf, moat punting and beautiful gardens to enjoy with seasonal events to boot. Visit the Leeds Castle website for the latest information about the facilities and events that are operating.

Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland


Nestled in the stunning Trossachs National Park, an hour from Glasgow, Go Ape Aberfoyle is a true Scottish Highlands gem. Your Treetop Challenge experience starts and finishes with unforgettable zip wire rides. Before you even reach the first site, you’ll soar over 300m on a zip journey that takes you over a waterfall and wide valley. 

`As the course unfolds, forge your own path along either a more or less challenging route. Whether your group is made up of seasoned adventurers, those feeling slightly nervous, or a mixture of the two, you can travel through the canopy together having the time of your lives. Then comes the crescendo, a stunning 400m zip wire ride with seasonal views of mountains, lochs and forest which takes you back to the cabin where you began.

Make a day of it by exploring the park on foot or by bike. Even better, extend your break and book yourself into the park’s very own campsite. With a café onsite and the impressive Lodge Forest Visitor Centre your gateway to the local wildlife, Go Ape Aberfoyle and the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park are the place for making memories in Scotland.

Whinlatter, Lake District

A group of people on Segways at Go Ape Whinlatter


If stunning vistas and a unique bucket list experience are your thing then Forest Segway at Go Ape Whinlatter in the Lake District is the day out for you and your tribe!

These two-wheel machines are meant for exploring and at Go Ape Whinlatter that journey takes you along exclusive trails to vantage points over 1,000 feet above sea level with breath-taking views of the mountains. On a clear day Skiddaw and Helvellyn can be seen across the fells with Bassenthwaite Lake and Derwentwater glistening in the valley bottoms on a clear sunny day. Whilst the weather can never be guaranteed you may instead be rewarded with the rare opportunity to master the Segways on trails enveloped in cloud.

The park itself is home to England’s only true mountain forest which can be enjoyed strolling along one of the nine waymarked routes. There’s also cycle hire available to add some more two-wheeled fun to your day out, complete with the Lake District’s longest purpose built mountain bike trails. Complete with a visitor centre, forest shop and coffee, Whinlatter Forest has every ingredient for an adventurous day out in one of England’s wildest environments. Not forgetting of course the Go Ape Treetop Challenge if you’d like to throw in some extra forest fun in the treetops.

Grizedale, The Lake District

Pair of people on Go Ape Grizedale Zip Trekking Adventure


Choosing between activities atGo Ape Grizedale is a bit like trying to pick a favourite child, but if you really can only go on one Go Ape adventure it has to be Zip Trekking.

This is one for the purists, after the thrill of a big zip lining experiencein th breath taking Lake District National Park. After a safety brief you'll head up to the starting point where you’ll be shown the ropes.

Take a deep breath and let out a yell of delight as you soar down the hillside next to your buddy on 6 dual zips at upto 45mph!

The Zip Trekking course itself is over 3km and is the longest network of dual zip wires in the UK. Be sure to soak up every second as you between the towering Douglas Firs.

There’s loads to see and do after your Go Ape adventure in Grizedale Forest. Investigate the largest ‘Sculptures in the Forest’ exhibition in the country - the Woodcutter by the visitor centre is quite something to behold. 

Those feeling fit should make the ascent to Grizedale’s highest point, where they’ll be rewarded with panoramic view of the Lakes. Plus remember to bring along your bike and explore cycling trails for peddlers of all abilities.

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Couple on Treetop Challenge adventure