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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!

Fancy winning a pair of tickets to Go Ape? Enter #DareAdventure to be in with a chance.

Don’t Be A Chicken!

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Did you know that September is National Chicken Month?

Yes, really! (It’s also National Vegetarian Awareness Month, ironically…).

September is the month to celebrate our fine-feathered friends – roast dinner on Sunday, anyone? While we no doubt have a lot of love for the bird, unless we want to end up at the bottom of a KFC Bargain Bucket we certainly would never want to be the bird. So, the Go Ape folk have a word of advice for you: don’t be a chicken!

Besides, who wants to be a chicken when you can be a gorilla and swing through the trees at Go Ape? This month we’re double-daring our customers to pluck up the courage (see what we did there?) to visit us again and have another shot at one of our award-winning Tree Top Adventure courses. But this time, we want you to turn up the heat and give it your all. We want to see you transform from a tree-top trainee to a Go Ape pro!

Becoming a Go Ape pro involves mastering those sky-high obstacles.

Cast your mind back to your very first Go Ape visit: Did you do the splits while swinging on the stirrups? Did you struggle to pull yourself up the rope ladder? Did your knees wobble so much you lost balance on one of the bridges? Did you stand on the Tarzan Swing platform for four minutes too long? Did you lose count of the number of times you made a bumpy landing after whizzing down a zip wire?

Unless you’re some kind of gorilla genius (which, who knows, you very well might be), then there is always room for improvement after your first Go Ape session. And we’re going to help you perfect your Go Ape style: over on our #DareAdventure page yoGo Ape Bridge Crossingsu’ll find some video tips and tricks on how to tackle different obstacles on the course.

We bet you didn’t know, for example, that the key to a steady rope ladder ascent is to keep your hands central on the wooden steps, move at a slow yet consistent pace and push with your legs? Or that pointing your toes ballerina-style will really help you out when it comes to crossing one of our most challenging obstacles – the stirrups? And we bet you didn’t know that crawling through the tunnel on your hands and knees is not necessarily the quickest or most effective way of travel…

If you’re rising to the challenge and plan to visit us again, don’t forget that you can use your unique 15% discount code, which you can find on the back of your certificate or on your feedback email. Or, if you head to our #DareAdventure and Win page you can enter a competition to win a pair of Go Ape tickets. Good luck and see you soon!

WIN a £500 voucher from Cottage Holidays

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If you love the UK as much as we do and love getting out and about, exploring new landscapes and places to stay, then this could be the perfect prize for you. Enter now and look forward to £500 towards your 2016 self-catering UK holiday.

You could be the lucky winner of a whopping £500 Gift Voucher to put towards your next self-catering break with Cottage Holidays. Whether you’re looking for a romantic bolt hole, an active getaway or a large family property (complete with dog) in one of the UK’s favourite destinations then Cottage Holidays is sure to have the perfect cottage for you. We have been providing cottage breaks across the UK for over 20 years and have over 2,500 properties for you to choose from.

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Summer, winter, rain or shine there’s always a reason to take a little break, get a change of scenery and enjoy a rest with Cottage Holidays. We pride ourselves in offering a personal touch, with national choice and local service. To find out more about our cottages visit www.cottageholidays.co.uk or call one of our personal shoppers on 0333 2020899.

  1. This voucher entitles the bearer to £500 off a holiday with Cottage Holidays.
  2. Vouchers have no cash redemption value and are not transferable or assignable.
  3. If the booking total exceeds the amount of the voucher, the balance must be paid by the customer.
  4. Voucher cannot be used past the stated expiry date.
  5. Voucher can only be used once. More than one voucher can be used against a single booking.
  6. Cottage Holidays reserve the right to refuse any voucher which it deems to be invalid.
  7. Cottage Holidays is not responsible if a Voucher is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission.
  8. Where the value of the holiday is less than the value of the vouchers no change will be given.
  9. Holidays paid (in full or part) by vouchers will be subject to our normal booking terms & conditions which can be viewed at www.cottageholidays.co.uk/booking-conditions
    10. The winner will be selected at random from all entries received during the competition period. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. The promoters decision is final. 

#DareAdventure and WIN

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WIN Go Ape tickets

Be in with a chance of winning Go Ape tickets. Then you’ll be able to come back and do it like a pro!

We have five pairs of tickets that must be won each and every week for the next eight weeks – and you can enter every single week.

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Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter is: Adventure Forest Limited Trading as Go Ape Ltd whose registered office is at Unit 1, Fornham Business Court, The Drift, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1SL.

2. To enter the competition you must be: (a) UK resident; and (b) 18 years old or over at the time of entry.

3. Employees of Go Ape or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.

4. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. You can enter weekly to increase your chances!

5. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are shown above.

6. The competition period starts 07.09.2015 until 01.11.2015.

7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not fully received for whatever reason.

8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in any event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.

9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.

10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

11. Winners will be chosen: at random by software provided by random.org from all entries received and verified by the Promoter.

12. The winner will be notified by email each week. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.

13. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.

14. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by [English] law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of [England].

15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation.

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