Planning a summer of duvet days, Netflix scrolling and a few drinks if you manage to venture out of the house? Pffft, where’s your sense of adventure? Round up your most fearless cronies (and that one pal who’s afraid of everything so you’ll look good) this summer and see how you fare at the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure courses. All you need to do is take a leap of faith – see, looks simple, right?
Go Ape is the UK’s leading outdoor forest adventure, offering an unrivalled experience of flying down zip wires, leaping off Tarzan swings and navigating obstacles, crossings and rope bridges, while enjoying some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery (if you’re not too busy screaming uncontrollably). So sack the gym, Go Ape is a cooler way to work on those guns. Seriously, our arms are still sore three days later. Oh and by the way, if we were you, we’d make sure and listen to that all-important safety briefing – after that, you’re entirely responsible for your own safety throughout the course. It’s ok, we have faith in you.
So really the only thing left to do was to try it for ourselves. The results? Absolutely stunning. Just look at this perfect example of gliding with ease through the air, so gracefully:
Or alternatively, you could be THAT guy who just has to be the master of everything. It’s ok, we’d rather be the uncool kid that a show-off:
Oh, and you might even spot an actual ape or two in their natural habitat as you work your way around the course…
So if you’re a thrill-seeker who can’t wait to monkey around, or are looking for a rather extreme way to get over crippling vertigo, there are three unique Go Ape courses located across Scotland for you to swing into.
- Go Ape Aberfoyle in Stirlingshire, located in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, is zip wire heaven and home to two of Britain’s longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m long, flying people 150 feet above the ground and over a 90 foot waterfall.
- Go Ape Peebles is built on the hillside within the beautiful Glentress Forest and takes advantage of the valley for some jaw dropping exposure and features the highest zip in the country, located above a magnificent reservoir.
- Go Ape Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire is located in the historic grounds of the castle and features the epic skateboard zip wire. With fairytale-like turrets, great yew hedges and colourful herbaceous borders, Crathes Castle’s 595 acre estate offers a fantastic day out.
Prices range from only £31 for a gorilla (16+), so you’d be bananas (sorry not sorry) to miss out on hanging out at one of the sites this summer. Whatever you do for Pete’s sake: DON’T. LOOK. DOWN.