Monthly Archives: February 2014

We Want You-Oo-Oo!

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Want to unleash your Inner Tarzan or Jane?

Established back in 2002, Go Ape has grown from strength to strength and is the accessible forest adventure that everyone is talking about. Here at Go Ape we have job opportunities – you can work up in the tree-tops in some of the UK’s most spectacular forests. But more importantly we give you the chance to motivate people to swap ‘I can’t’ for ‘I can’. And of Course, you get to have fun. A lot of fun! 

Don’t just take our word for it. See what some of our latest tribe members say about working up in the trees

Simon Bennett 53, Duty Manager Sherwood Forest.

“Every day is different and is always throwing up new challenges, which keeps the job fresh. On many occasions customers have said to me that “You have the best job in the world” do you know, they are right!”

Alex Boundy, 21, Instructor, Moors Valley.

“Providing a close friendship group, loads of extra opportunities and a healthy, active, outdoor lifestyle, Go Ape couldn’t be a much better suited job for me!”

So if you’re looking to get your feet off the ground and join in the fun, head to Go Ape jobs to find out more..

Discover a Forest. 30.03.2014.

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Forest

Celebrate woods and forests with Forestry Commission England

Discover more of what England’s forests have to offer this Forest Discovery Day Sunday 30th March.

From finding out about the past and present of timber production, to uncovering wildlife living amongst the trees, Forest Discovery Day events and activities will take place at woods across the country. Meet Forestry Commission rangers, learn about our work, explore the site and enjoy some free activities.

Visit www.forestry.gov.uk/discoveryday to find out what is happening near you.

The Outdoor Show Wrapped Up!

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So it’s back to Go Ape HQ after an epic few days at the Outdoors Show.  With over 1,000 of you riding the World’s longest indoor zip wire, we can only hope that you had as much fun as us! #ZipTrack landed at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 13 – 16 February 2014 at the Excel, London, here’s a few key stats: 74 tonnes of wood chip, twin 160m long zip wires, the longest Go Ape Apple Picker ladders at 9.5m and over 1,000 customers.

The tribe enjoyed views of the Outdoors Show from our Go Ape platform 9.5 metres high, experiencing that ‘woodchip in your pants‘ feeling, and getting a taste of a Go Ape adventure. The zip wire was just a snippet of our tree top adventure, but we like to think it got all zip-goers into the Go Ape spirit.

Plus, a peek at what our Gorillas got up to at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show! Four days wrapped up in two minutes. Watch Now.

Special thanks go to our friends at Capital Garden ProductsRentabar and Akula Furniture for loaning us a fabulous seating area and plants to ensure Go Ape were the stars of the show!

Join us at The Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show

Zip Track at the Outdoor Show

We’re bringing the World’s longest indoor twin zip wires to the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, driven by SEAT, from February 13 – 16 2014 at Excel, London.

Here’s a few facts about our appearance at the show.

1.       Intended zips will be 160m long at angle of 2.6degrees.

2.       The height of the platform is 8.5m. The two ladders are the longest Apple Pickers Ladders in Go Ape! A whopping 9.5m!

3.       There is 74x1tonne bags of woodchip on site.

4.       The combined weight of the anchors is 24tonnes about the weight of 2 double decker buses

5.       The Monkey was kidnapped from the Go Ape Course at Wyre Forest. The Manager still hasn’t noticed!

9.       And for the nerds; The co-efficient of friction between the floor and the anchor is 0.46.

We can’t wait to see you swing by.