Ziplining in Wales, Pembrokeshire
Experience the thrill of the zip wire
If you’re something of an adrenaline junkie you probably know all about ziplining, riding a zip wire high – and fast – above forests, canyons, disused quarries, even underground. You may even have tried it. Zip Wire fans say it’s the closest thing to skydiving without jumping out of an aircraft. It certainly gets your heart racing – in a good way.
Modern ziplining actually came about because biologists in the rain forests of Costa Rica wanted a way to observe animals and their behaviour without disturbing them. Now it’s one of the most popular of the extreme outdoor activities. And you don’t have to go to Costa Rica – you can experience the thrill of ziplining in Wales. In fact, Wales is home to the fastest zip wire in the world, with speeds up to 100 mph.
Pembrokeshire has its own rather more family-friendly but nonetheless exhilarating zip wire experiences. If you’re looking for fun and adventure give it a try.
Ziplining is only part of the fun on a Tree Tops Trail , an adventure activity for all ages, that takes in all manner of tree-high challenges from cargo nets to Tarzan swings.
The Senior Tree Tops Trail is perfect for friends, families, school trips – even hen and stag parties – and includes a 165 metre long zip wire. The Junior Tree Tops Trail is an adventure course for little ‘uns of 5 years and upwards (with adult supervision). It includes bridges, a rope traverse, balance beam, skateboard cross and, of course, a zip wire. The highest platform is 3.5 metres so not too scary.
When your high wire fun is over, relax over a drink and a snack at the Craft Shack Café and relive your experience. Then buy Tree Tops Trail gift vouchers for all your friends.
If you want to see exactly what you’re letting yourself in for watch this YouTube video
Four zip wires and two miles of zip wire thrills await you at Bluestone National Park Resort. Whizz through the ancient forests, working your way up from the simplest courses until you’ve gained the experience – and plucked up the courage – to tackle the Steep Ravine.
Don’t worry, there are trained instructors to take you through the two-hour course and they’ll stay with you, keeping you safe and helping you hone your technique.
Anyone 8 years old or over can take part (that’s how safe it is), as long as they meet minimum height and maximum weight requirements.