Thrill-seekers can get back in the swing of forest adventures as Go Ape re-launches at Whinlatter Forest Centre near Keswick after three months of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The multi-award-winning high wire adventure company, which has provides adrenalin-fuelled tree-top adventures in 34 locations across Britain, will be welcoming visitors back to Whinlatter from Saturday (4th July).
Go Ape, which was founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew, closed all 34 its adventures sites as soon as the Government locked Britain down on 20th March.
Rebecca said: “We have come through a long period of Covid-19 closure with the strong support of all our landowner partners, our loyal customers and wonderful suppliers, our friends in Clydesdale bank and, of course, most importantly from our own tribe of passion lead, purpose driven colleagues.”
Tristram and Rebecca say that Go Ape is ready to welcome its one million customers a year back to their woodland hangouts. “Our construction teams have done an amazing job of getting everything ready across the country. We’ve invested over a million pounds in new adventures this season. We have put smart new measures in place to ensure everyone stays healthy, from sneeze-screens at the cabin, to really clever, environmentally-sound, off-grid hand washing stations,” said Rebecca.
She added: “Go Ape’s natural habitat – high up in the tree canopy – means that customers breathe in the freshest air possible, freshly pumped out by the trees themselves. We’re lucky that we get to work in a beautiful, rejuvenating and uplifting natural environment which the government has confirmed presents the lowest transmission risk possible.
Go Ape’s high ropes courses naturally keeps participants socially distanced. Only one person is allowed on any ladder, crossing or zip wire at a time. Up to three people from the same household can be on a platform, but not two people from different households. Customers will be asked to respect the social distancing rules. Instructional briefings will be restricted to limit numbers and karabiners, zip trolleys and forest Segways will be cleaned between customer usage.
For more information and to book visit www.goape.co.uk.