The Log Balance at one of the Go Ape! activity centres in Scotland
Monkey Puzzle section at one of the Go Ape! centres
The aerial assault course at one of the Go Ape! centres in Scotland
Rich with abundant foliage, towering trees and hidden rivers and waterfalls, our forests are enchanting, peaceful places, ideal for a leisurely walk or cycle. But they also provide the perfect setting for more thrilling activities. When in Scotland, why not see our forests from a different angle on a tree top adventure?
Not for the fainthearted, aerial assault courses are usually positioned tens of metres above the ground and involve you having to navigate ropes, swaying bridges and stepping stones, nets and swings. Most courses are suitable for both teenagers and adults but there are also a few smaller courses. At Landmark Forest Adventure Park in Carrbridge, the Highlands, the Tarzan Trail is designed for those as small as 1.1 m and is closer to the forest floor than the 7 metre-high Ropeworx high wire challenge course.
You’ll also find you can challenge yourself on indoor aerial assault courses. The Edinburgh International Climbing Arena (EICA) is the largest of its kind in Europe and is home to an assault course suspended 30 metres above the main climbing arena. It’s a real test of balance, nerve and your head for heights.
Built on the hillside within the beautiful Glentress Forest, our Go Ape Peebles adventure makes good use of the valley for some jaw dropping exposure, and features our highest zip-wire over the reservoirs in the valley.
Try skiing and snowboarding at the longest established Christian outdoor centre in Scotland. Compass Christian Centre is located 2 miles south of the Spittal of Glenshee (the Glen of Peace) at the base of the Grampian Mountains.
Air Extreme is the most northerly high ropes course in the UK, located just off the A836 between John O’Groats and Thurso. The only one of it’s kind in the UK, it provides a high ropes experience with six elements & the final descent.
Nevis Range in Fort William, home to the UK’s only mountain gondola; is the mountain experience for all seasons. Activities such as winter snowsports, climbing, mountain biking, High Wire Adventure, and Zoomtrax tubing slide.