Destinations, Summer Guide

Top flight attractions

Get your feet off the ground with these adventurous, adrenaline-fueled activities!

Go Ape Zip Trekking Adventure
Grizedale Forest
Until December
Stay: YHA Hawkshead

Go Ape

Zip after zip after zip! Seven in total – covering a distance of 3km. The zip trek begins with a 20-minute hike through dramatic scenery. Next you’re driven up winding mountain passes to the top of the forest. And once you’ve completed the training zip, you’re on your own. Ready? Deep breath! Jump! See you at the bottom.

YHA Members get 10% off Go Ape adventures nationwide. And from only £5 per year, that’s a bit of a bargain! Find out more here.

Pier Zip
Bournemouth
Year round
Stay: YHA New Forest

Pier Zip

Whizz down the world’s first pier to shore zip line from the end of Bournemouth pier. Launching from the zip tower you’ll soar over the sea, riding high above the waves and down to the shore. It’s a 250-metre dual line meaning two can fly in tandem!

Hangloose
Eden Project
Until 5th November
Stay: YHA Eden Project

Hangloose

Arms to wing position! You’re in for a bird’s eye view of the Biomes with a 60 mph ride on Skywire – England’s longest and fastest zip wire experience. Up for more stomach-in-mouth-moments? Take on The Drop – a 33ft free fall simulator. It’s an incredible view from the top. Next up, Gravity – a 20m cliff swing and then Big Air – a plunging drop onto a huge airbag.

Adrenalin Quarry
Liskeard, Cornwall
Until end September
Stay: YHA Eden Project

Adrenalin Quarry

It’s a 30-minute drive from your eco holiday home but, as its name suggests, it’s a thrill seeker’s paradise and regarded as one of the very best things to do in Cornwall. Hook up to the UK’s maddest tandem zip wire to zoom down twin lines from 50 metres up and splash land in the flooded former quarry. Other awesome apparatus includes the terrifying Giant Swing and ‘The Blob’ – an inflatable launch pad that looks like something used in movie stunts. You can now try coasteering and axe throwing here too (not together).

Zip World Titan
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Until 5th November
Stay: YHA Snowdon Pen-y-Pass

Zip World Titan

Speeding down Europe’s first four-person zip line together, you and your mates will cover 8,000 metres over three exhilarating wires: Alfa, Bravo and Charlie. Dare to open your eyes for stunning views over Blaenau Ffestiniog and the valley ahead. There are two other Zip World venues in Snowdonia so there’s plenty of opportunity to continue the adventure – perhaps on the superfast Velocity ride or jumping around the bungee nets in the former slate mine at Bounce Below.

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