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Go Further with Go Ape

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May your adventure bring your family closer together, even as it takes you far away from home.

Open yourself up to an endless stream of possibilities and challenge your tribe to another Go Ape in another county. It’s that unfamiliar territory that can draw people to a new adventure.

So whether it’s climbing up to the heady heights of Grizedales‘ tallest platform or the stomach-lurching leap from Margams’ six metre Tarzan Swing, we have it all.

If you’re looking at racking up some length, Go Ape Cannock offers a 1,500 metre Tree Top Adventure (our longest in fact!), sure to challenge even the fittest fiddle, or how about flying through the air on Go Ape Aberforyles‘ 426 metre zip in some of the most beautiful Scottish landscape.

The world (…or the UK!) really is your oyster when you have the choice of 28 exhilarating Go Ape adventures! And let’s not forget there’s a choice of seven stateside…

Our Four Millionth Customer in the Trees

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We’ve swung to a new record after welcoming our four millionth tribe member at Go Ape Aberfoyle last week.

Four million customers have unleashed their inner Ape, swinging through our leafy hangouts on wind-in-your-face zip wires since our first adventure opened at Go Ape Thetford 12 years ago.

Jerome Mayhew, managing director at Go Ape, said: “Welcoming our four millionth customer is a fantastic achievement for Go Ape and for the visitor to swing through the trees in Aberfoyle in the year of the summer of sport in Scotland is incredible.  We are always looking at new ways to bring the thrill of adventure to our customers across the UK.

The four millionth customer, Wendy Miles took to the trees at the Aberfoyle course in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park on Thursday 21 August whilst holidaying in Scotland with her husband Robert Miles and daughters Emily Miles (17) and Katie Miles (14).  The Berkshire family was presented with a celebratory certificate from the Go Ape team on descending to the ground, and also received gift vouchers for future admission.

Wendy said: “It was such a surprise to be told we were the four millionth visitor to Go Ape by a gorilla waiting for us at the finish line.  It was a fantastic experience which the whole family enjoyed and we are very excited to go back again with our complimentary vouchers in the near future.  We would recommend Go Ape to anyone looking for a fun and adventurous family day out.

We Love Our Forests

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Our sites are located in some of the UK’s most valuable and beautiful habitats and we take our responsibility to care for these areas seriously.

When designing one of our Tree Top Adventures we work closely with specialists to make sure it has the lowest possible impact on the environment.

Our courses are designed to ensure no damage to the living tree – nothing is bolted into the trees, instead we use braces that grip the trunks and our platforms rest on these. These braces are loosened as the tree grows. We also inspect our trees annually to ensure their health.

Our courses are friendly to the animals that live in the area. The wood peel (which is an otherwise waste product from timber processing) creates habitats for small creatures and the undersides of our platforms have provided the perfect shelter for nesting birds! In addition, we recycle as much as we can!

We use local goods and services for the production and maintenance of our courses; and for our Groups & Events packages we use local conference facilities and local caterers who source and use local produce.

You can rest assured that we care for our forests at Go Ape.

Wyre take on the Big Banana Relay

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An early start on Friday morning saw Matt and Shell leaving the Wyre Forest on their bikes for the first leg of the Wyre Forest – Cannock Leg of the Big Banana Relay.

They completed the first 7miles by bike before handing over the Big Banana to the kayaking team – Sophie, Emma and Dean – who set off for their first leg- 9.5miles on beautiful water. Unfortunately due to a small lack of paddling experience Dean had a slightly ropey start and ended up capsizing within the 1st 100m and then again 50m downstream (much to our amusement!) However with a bit more coaching from Sophie they were off and running and Dean was picking up his pace and his technique was improving quickly.

With the midday heat reaching 30’C it was decided a short break to rest and regain energy was in order. With the team refueled and the heat dropping the kayaking team jumped back into their boats for the last few miles of paddling.

With the final hand-over within the Wyre team happening Matt and Shell got back on their bikes for their last leg whilst the rest of the team loaded up the kayaks and set off for Cannock.

9 miles down the road the Cannock Team where waiting eagerly for the arrival of the Big Banana. The Wyre van and Car arrived first with Matt and Shell arriving with the Big Banana half an hour later after losing count of how many people double took them to see the Big Banana on the road.

A very tiring day had by all but it was worth it to raise money and awareness for Teenage Cancer Trust.

Please support us in our journey for Teenage Cancer Trust at www.justgiving.com/GoApeWyre

 

 

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