Go Ape (Aberfoyle)

Stirling | Aberfoyle | Ropes course | ★★★★

[Some of the trickier obstacles have easier bypass routes]

If you feel like "hanging around" Aberfoyle for a few hours and getting an adrenalin rush at the same time, perhaps it's time to Go Ape! Go Ape has three ropes courses in Scotland, and this one stands out for its zip wires: including a final one that's nearly half a kilometre long, high above a wooded valley complete with dramatic waterfall. We initially thought the price was a bit steep before discovering that the course was much, much longer than anticipated: six separate "zones" full of vertigo-inducing crossings (35 in total, according to the website), tarzan swings and vertical ladders. Great fun, and you can check it out beforehand with a wander underneath as part of a walk to Lime Craig.

[The first of Aberfoyle's five zip wires]

📌 Go Ape (Aberfoyle) ★★
Location: Car park (with charge) at David Marshall Lodge, A821 just north of Aberfoyle, G.R.: NN 520015 ///wires.advising.equivocal
Open (2019): February to December but days vary - check official website. Booking advised.
Cost (2019): £33 (adults), £25 (children)

[Go Ape, Aberfoyle]


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