While 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.
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?
Don’t miss our adventure course experience in Florence, Italy and zip lining in Mexico! And if you really want to up the ante, try bungee jumping in Pokhara, Nepal!
32 thoughts on “Go Ape in Aberfolye!”
There is Go Ape literally 5 minutes drive from my house in Scotland. I have never been but I really want to go. You really make it sound like a lot of fun!
You should do it! We loved that area of Scotland– so gorgeous!
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!
Sounds like you know how fun it is! I was pretty envious that I had to watch from afar 🙂
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.
It think it is really fun, but maybe if you are scared of heights its best to try one of their smaller courses first :).
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.
It is so beautiful there. I think half the fun is running around in the forest.
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!!
I am sure there is one near you– they are all over England! Your daughter will love it.
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.
There are three in Scotland and a bunch in England. Hope you get to one!
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!
Fortunately there are walking trails and a cafe with an outrageous view. So you can enjoy yourself without zipping through the trees.
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.
It is gorgeous! I love that Go Ape has both the high adrenaline stuff and the walking trails and pond area.
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.
That sounds fun! It’s amazing how many places have ziplines these days.
I’m so glad you guys are having such a great time! GO-APE looks like an amazing place! Love to all of you!
We are and it is! Thanks for checking in– love to you!!
This looks like so much fun, but I’ll be honest when I say, I’m pretty scared of heights, so not sure how well I would do at Ape in Aberfolye! That said, it must be a unique way of seeing the Scottlish countryside!
I love seeing new places from up high, so you might like the course just for that! If not, there are always the trails on the ground and the nature center.
Great video! It makes you feel as though you’re living the experience! I absolutely love zip lining so i’ve always been tempted to go to the Go Ape at Dalby Forest – I just haven’t quite made it yet (i’m not scared, honest!)
Hee hee! It’s only scary until you jump off the platform! Then it’s just fun.
These Go Ape parks seem like a lot of fun especially for kids! I don’t do well with heights and so it may not be for me. I do appreciate the nature and serene surroundings. I am surprised the staff trusts the individuals to link to the lines themselves. I would be even more frightened of not linking up properly. Thanks for sharing. Loved the video.
The staff does a great training before people head out on the course and they are around making sure everyone hooks in correctly. In fact, when my husband got a little distracted filming, someone was quick to make sure he clipped in right. It’s a great place to visit even if you don’t want to do the ziplines. I enjoyed walking the trails and checking out the nature center.
Looks really cool. I did something similar in Costa Rice. Next time I’m back in the UK I’ll have to see if someone will come here with me, sure my cousin would love this!
I hope you make it to Go Ape! It’s a fun little adventure 🙂
Wow this sounds so much fun. I have never heard something like this ever before, but love to try someday. Next time we are in Britain, I am going to look this up!
You should definitely try it- I think you’ll have a great time!
I wanted to do a session with Go Ape when I was in London, but somehow it didn’t happen! I love their wild, crazy activities. To Zip Line across a forest sounds just so awesome. Too bad I missed it!
You’ll have to visit the UK again!