Treezone (Aviemore)

[One of the easier obstacles on the Buzzard course]

There are numerous ways to pass the time in the Glenmore area even in the winter - just as well really, given the number of days high winds cause CairnGorm Mountain ski centre to close. But while its blowing a gale at the Ptarmigan Restaurant it's usually calm amongst the Caledonian pine forest... which is where Treezone is conveniently and scenically located. A bit cheaper than many of the "big name" ropes courses dotted around the UK (you know which ones I'm thinking of...), but just as good. You start out on the lower Treecreeper course, then progress to the higher Buzzard course if you enjoyed the first one. The latter is certainly difficult enough if you're vertically challenged, such as this reviewer. Put it near the top of your list, whatever the time of year.

[Grasp that pole...]

Name: Treezone (Aviemore) ★★☆
Location: B970, Rothiemurchus, G.R.: NH 902110 ///fall.tangling.composed
Open (2018): Daily, late March to early November and February school holidays; some weekends and school holidays during rest of year - see official website. Advance booking advised.
Cost (2018): £27 (adults), £20 (under 16's), covers both courses
Anything else? There are no toilets, so use the ones at the Rothiemurchus Centre next door unless you want to be caught short whilst dangling in mid-air...


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