Go Ape in Aberfolye!

Go Ape in Aberfoyle, an adventure ropes course in Trossachs National ParkWhile in Scotland, Henry and Anders decided to Go Ape in Aberfoyle.

What does that mean? Go Ape! is high ropes and zip line course in Queen Elizabeth Park near Aberfoyle where you can fly 46 meters above the ground on two of Britain’s longest zip wires. They swung through the trees, swooped on a swing, and crossed perilous bridges high in the forest canopy.

Fun, right? 


From the website “Enjoy two to three hours in the trees taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings, Rope Ladders and a variety of obstacles and crossings. Boasting some of the longest Zip Wires in Britain, Aberfoyle is in a league of its own. At a dizzying 120ft high and 426 metres long the grand finale at our first Scottish adventure is an exhilarating and memorable experience!”

There is a lovely visitor center, picnicking areas, a pond, and walking trails. A onsite café serves drinks, snacks, and lunch.

Plan to pay for parking or walk 10 minutes uphill from Aberfoyle.


Go Ape! is in Loch Lomand & Trossachs National Park, specifically in the Queen Elizabeth Park just uphill from Aberfoyle.


Finn and I would have gone too, but you have to be 10 for this course. There are 31 Go Ape! locations around the U.K. and some have smaller courses for smaller people.


Book your adventure online as the spots fill up. You start the course with safety instructions before zipping off.

What do you think? Would you Go Ape in Aberfoyle or anywhere else?high ropes course near Loch Lomand

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Everything you need to know to swing through the trees at Go Ape in Aberfoyle - in Loch Lomand & Trossachs National Park.

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20 thoughts on “Go Ape in Aberfolye!

  1. luxurybackpacking | Emma

    I abosoutely LOVE Go Ape! We went to the one in Woburn Safari Park, it was SO much fun! I’d love to visit Scotland, still haven’t been despite originally coming from Oxford! When I do venture north I’ll definitely be going to Go Ape in Aberfolye!

  2. Nicole Anderson

    Although I know of quite a few people who would love Go Ape, I am not sure I would ever do this myself. In fact I’m probably sure I wouldn’t. I’ve never been the best with heights and simply do not have a death wish. Having said that, it does actually look like fun and your video was really well done.

    1. Mel Post author

      It think it is really fun, but maybe if you are scared of heights its best to try one of their smaller courses first :).

  3. Gemma

    I love Go Ape! I’ve only done it one time before, but it’s so much fun. Loved your video, seems like you had a great time. The surroundings were beautiful, Scotland is amazing.

  4. Only By Land

    I have not heard of Go Ape and they have so many locations, I’m going to check if they have a location near me. It’s cool that you don’t just zip between trees but also climb up trees and walk on ropes. I see why your son was so excited and I’m inspired to take my daughter when she’s a little older! Your son got pretty confident going down backwards!!

  5. Julianne

    Oooh I have always wanted to do a ropes and zip line course! Doesn’t look too scary for me, which is good. I’ll be in Scotland this month… hopefully I can get over there! Love that you can take kids there, too.

  6. Kristine

    Go Ape sounds like the perfect place to be for adrenaline seekers! My boyfriend would love it – especially since we both really wanna go to Scotland together anyway. I’m terrified of heights, so I don’t think I’d join him on the fun at Go Ape, though!

    1. Mel Post author

      Fortunately there are walking trails and a cafe with an outrageous view. So you can enjoy yourself without zipping through the trees.

  7. Rashmi and Chalukya

    Scotland is so beautiful and there is so much to do and see there. Go Ape is now one more reason to visit Scotland and go for thrilling adventure amidst nature. Walking trails sounds fun as well.

    1. Mel Post author

      It is gorgeous! I love that Go Ape has both the high adrenaline stuff and the walking trails and pond area.

  8. Abhinav Singh

    I am a big time adventure enthusiast and loved reading your blog. I loved the video and I am already craving for some adventure. I did ziplining in a national park in then scenic Uttarakhand, India recently.

  9. Elizabeth Conyers

    I’m so glad you guys are having such a great time! GO-APE looks like an amazing place! Love to all of you!

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