Last month C and I headed up to Aberdeen to see some of my friends from school who now live up there. When we got up there we decided we’d go to there local Go Ape. C and I have been before in Margam Park (post here) and loved it so we were happy to go again.
There are multiple Go Ape high rope courses dotted around the UK so I was intrigued to see how this one compared. It all started off the same, you’re fitted with a harness and given a safety briefing and chance to practice how to clip yourself into the different options. You also have 5 areas all ending in a zip line so I guess this is the same through them all. The first is done under the supervision of an instructor and gives you a feel for it then you’re let off on your own.
Each section has different bits from step on wood and balancing (or holding onto the wire as you’re to scared to balance), to tarzan swings (2 on the course), to tubes to crawl through. There is a lot of variety and at the start of each section there are clear instructions on how to clip yourself in!
I love doing things like this, getting outside, a slight adrenaline rush and a bit of exercise. This was something different to when we went to go ape, one of the zip lines had a skateboard at the start of it you could skate down on!
I was never very good at balance and usually held the wire you’re clipped into!
This is the net you swing into for one of the tarzan swings! I love these, C has the video evidence of an involuntary squeal leaving my mouth on this one! You do hit the net with a bit of force!
I was definitely more practically dressed this time, last time we did the course it was an unplanned day and I did it in a playsuit! oops!!
This is one of the hardest bits for all of us, I even got a sweat on doing this one, I know delightful info you needed to know! This one also slightly terrified me as I kept thinking if I fell I don’t have the upper body strength to pull myself back up! I did it though!
Now to find the next go ape to explore!
Have you been on a high ropes course or go ape before? The two I’ve been to have been situated in amazing parks which make for lovely walks too so you can really make a day of it.