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Reach new heights!

Reach New Heights At Go Ape

Go Ape Tarzan SwingIt’s been a long time coming but our forest doors are finally open for (monkey) business – hurrah!

Our aim here at Go Ape is to inspire others to live life more adventurously; to open people’s eyes to the fun that can be had when they step outside their comfort zones – to encourage people to be bold and brave in order to discover their true potential!

So, are you ready to reach new heights?!

If you come hang with us at Go Ape, that’s exactly what you’ll be doing. If you’re a newbie, there’s a good chance your jaw will drop when you first lay eyes upon one of our obstacle courses. Believe us when we say that it feels much higher when you’re up there!

But, fear not. Tree-top trembles in the form of wobbly legs and shaky palms are completely normal. Hauling yourself up the (seemingly endless) initial rope ladder is always the scariest part, and so is crossing the first obstacle with the ground far, far beneath you (around 35 feet below you, in fact).

In no time at all you’ll start getting into the swing of things (quite literally).

Those trembles will start easing off and the whole height thing won’t both you anymore. Your inner Tarzan will be unleashed and you won’t want to come down!

If you’ve already Go Ape-d and want to be taken to even greater heights, why not check out the Tree Top Adventure in London’s Trent Park, which reaches a towering 16 metres at its highest point? Or you could head to Whinlatter Forest in Keswick, which is home to the highest Go Ape in the country!

If you really want to reach new heights, then you’ve got to take a trip to Grizedale Forest.

Zip Trekking AdventureNot only does it boast our highest zip platform (zip 5 starts 18 metres above ground, maximising air time), but it’s also where you’ll find our one and only Zip Trekking Adventure!

Tackling tree-top obstacles is one thing; soaring above the dramatic Douglas Firs of Grizedale Forest, with stunning views of the valley, is another! Instead of hanging out in the tree-tops, you’ll be flying over them via a tandem of seven zip wires! Sound fun? Of course it does!

If you go on a Zip Trekking Adventure, you’ll cover around 3km of ground and will be in the air for around 2 hours in total – that’s plenty of time to master the art of human flight!

As well as enjoying zip, after zip, after zip, a Zip Trekking Adventure includes a 20 minute hike through one of the UK’s most dramatic forests, plus a ride in one of the Go Ape Land Rovers, up winding mountain roads to the first zip line.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your zip-tastic Go Ape Adventure today!

The Highest Go Ape Obstacles

Highest Go Ape Obstacles

All first timers to Go Ape have the same thought when clambering up the very first rope ladder: Crikey! It’s a lot higher than it looks!

You’d be surprised at how teeny-weeny everything on the ground looks from way up high. Even if you aren’t afraid of heights, your legs are bound to wobble a little when you reach the top of the rope ladder and take a step onto the very first platform.

Face Your Fear of Heights With Go ApeIf you take a look around at the other folks in the trees, they’ll all be doing everything they can to ignore the fact they’re sky-high. You’ll realise that there are different ways of dealing with the height: some people choose to shut their eyes (not so practical when you’re navigating your way across an obstacle); some people like to yell at the top of their voices and scare the birds out their nests; while others like to become tree-huggers, tightening their grip around a trunk and refusing to let go for a good couple of minutes.

If you’re a Go Ape newbie, here’s an insider’s tip…

At the start of your adventure, look in front of you, look behind you, look up at the sky… just don’t look down! Especially when you’re making your way up those seemingly endless rope ladder steps.

Before you know it, you’ll start getting used to the heights. Completing the obstacles (like a boss) will give you newfound confidence and you’ll start enjoying the fact you’re 30(ish) feet up in the air. You’ll have no problem looking at the ground beneath you, waving to family, friends or members of the Go Ape tribe as you monkey around in the trees.

Our obstacle courses wouldn’t be half as fun if they were a metre high, would they?

It would certainly be a short zip line journey to the ground. Our courses are designed to be challenging. They’re meant to make you tremble with fear and excitement and send adrenaline pumping around your body! And because they’re tricky, you actually feel like you’ve accomplished something when you whizz down the final zip wire at the end of your adventure!

So, do you dare to tackle our highest obstacles?

If the answer’s yes, try these out for starters:

Grizedale Forest

Standing at over 18 metres tall is the site 5 zip platform at Grizedale Forest Park in Cumbria. Once you’ve launched yourself (or hesitantly stepped) off the platform, you’ll fly 200 metres across the top of Grizedale Beck.

Whinlatter Forest Keswick

Officially crowned ‘Highest Go Ape in the country,’ the course at Whinlatter Forest Keswick isn’t for the faint-hearted. Whinlatter is England’s only true mountain forest and when you’re up in the trees, you’re so high you can see all the way to Scotland!

Trent Park

Who said you need to travel to the countryside to Go Ape?! The course at London’s Trent Park reaches a towering 16m at its highest point. It’s also the very first twin course (which means double the fun), and it’s home to our epic Skateboard Zips!

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