For a really exciting adventure, try a high wire course up in the trees or even a Via Ferrata experience now available in Yorkshire!
Aerial Extreme, Bedale, North Yorkshire
Climb into the forest canopy and experience over 25 exciting tree top elements at Aerial Extreme near Bedale. Can you complete the challenge of navigating your way around this awesome adventure rope course?
Go Ape! The UK's No.1 Tree Top Adventure at Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
Take to the trees and speed down zip slides. They're part of an exciting course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings; all set up to 120 feet above the forest floor.
Log Heights, Ripley, North Yorkshire
Why not make this the year when you test your mettle on the Log Heights ropes course in the beautiful surroundings of Ripley Castle, near Harrogate? You could be walking along a treetop beam one moment and jumping high in the sky to catch a trapeze or negotiating a massive rope ladder the next. What's more one of their professional technicians will stay with you throughout to ensure you have a fantastic time. Whatever your age or fitness level, they promise you'll be amazed by what you achieve and how much fun you have!
Xscape, Castleford, West Yorkshire
The Vertical Chill SkyRide hangs 15m high above the main entrance. Look up as you go up the escalators to see people swinging from the wooden and rope features of this unique aerial assault course. The SkyRide is a perfect introduction to extreme and adventurous activity that will set the adrenaline pumping! Anyone from the age of 6+ and 1.1 metres tall can have a go and enjoy a breathtaking view and an exhilarating journey around the obstacles hanging from the ceiling.
The Web Adventure Park, York
This challenging, continuous ropes course comprises of 22 elements/activities of varying difficulty, which are designed to test your nerve and ability. The course is 8 metres at the highest point and you are harnessed and secured by a belay and lanyard system, with qualified and experienced staff on hand should you need them. It is suitable for children over 6, right up to active pensioners.
Treetop Nets, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Imagine over 2000m2 of giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels all made from netting. Now picture this suspended between trees up to 50ft off the ground and set in beautiful woodland and you’ll have the right idea.
Via Ferrata & gorge scrambling
How Stean Gorge is a spectacular limestone gorge hidden amid Nidderdale's lush green pastures, and is a great day out. Near to many tourist attractions, it's virtually on the Nidderdale Way, and close to Harrogate and Pateley Bridge.
In the gorge, narrow paths and footbridges cross the steep-sided ravine, which is 20 metres deep in places. Depending on the weather, water rushes over large boulders carving them into fantastic shapes. The Gorge is very sheltered and can be enjoyed year round. In many ways it's at its most impressive during the winter when there is more water around.
Now you can take part in the ultimate outdoor adventure - The Via Ferrata. Traverse rock walls, wade through gushing water, jump across boulders, abseil off a bridge, slide through waterspouts and sit under waterfalls! Combining iron beams, cables, ladders and chains, you'll get a unique new perspective of the gorge - this 3 hour trip is not for the faint hearted.
As well as its in-house AALA approved training provider, How Stean Gorge welcomes outdoor adventure groups to the gorge, provided they are affiliated with trained instructors and book in advance. You can also go rock climbing, caving and canoeing, all in one location. There's also a campsite nearby, complete with tipi's, and bike hire available.
If you're after an alternative gorge walking or gill scrambling experience, Live For Today have a variety of gorge walking trips around Yorkshire.