Monday, May 16, 2005

OUTDOOR FUN - Go Ape!

My sister recently took a trip to the Lake District in England and visited the Go Ape! forest adventure in Grizedale Forest. There's a few such attractions across the country, and the company website www.goape.co.uk has all the details, with age and height restrictions and the important "book ahead" advice.

My sister and her boyfriend said they had a brilliantly fun time, so if you fancy playing at being a Mountain Gorilla for the day, then this sounds like a wonderful summer's day out for families or as a company team building exercise.
"A network of rope bridges, trapezes and death slides that stretches for roughly a mile through the tree canopy … this impressively extensive cat’s cradle of ropes, netting and platforms, set high in the trees is an aerial assault course called Go Ape!" - Daily Telegraph.
The company has the health of all the forests in mind...
Our business is built on the long-term health of the forest. Go Ape! works closely with conservationists, arboralists and other specialists to ensure that we protect our natural playground. Our structures are designed to allow trees to grow unrestricted. The trees we use are ultrasounded to monitor their internal health. We even give them a cuddle from time to time. Build materials are selected to blend into the natural scenery. Some people have gone as far to say that our structures are beautiful - we hope you agree.
Not exactly Last Chance To See related, but I thought I'd pass it along. Sounds like a great day out to me! Have fun!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Lakeland is just worth visiting full stop.! The most beautiful scenery you will ever see in England.I wish I lived there.. That's a lie I wish I lived in NC where my girlfriend is
dom

Anonymous said...

Thats what I love about you guys! You realy are a heartfelt people!
talkingtina

Gareth said...

Oh totally agree. The Lake District is one of my most favourite parts of my home country. Living here in the USA is so very different to what I grew up with, and I do sometimes yearn for those rolling hills, hand-built stone walls and old country cottages.