Tree Surfers Launch With High Rope Activity
14 lucky prize draw winners from Cornwall tested out the new high ropes activity centre that opened at the weekend in the Tamar Valley near Gulworthy.
Tree Surfers is the South West’s latest adrenaline thumping high ropes activity course. Extreme ‘Tree Surfer’, Paul Poynter, wowed crowds over the weekend as he ‘surfed’ on the branches of a 250 year old beech tree being swayed in the wind and free style climbed a 100ft tree. Local prize draw winners who set forth onto the newly built Ropes Course included Jason Stevens, Zoe Gascoyne, Claire Bruna, James Payne, Charlotte Parker, Emily Craig and Zoe Coumbe.
Paul Turner of Tree Surfers explained: “After two and half years in the planning and several months building the Ropes Course we are really pleased to see the first people enjoying the course and celebrate with local tourism providers who have supported us. We hope to have the other elements of Tree Surfers ready for the summer, which includes a Tree Jump and Canopy Zip Tour and look forward to sharing an eco-educational and adrenaline thumping outdoor experience in the heart of the Tamar Valley with local visitors and educational groups.”
The name ‘Tree Surfing’ comes from a form of an extreme sport practiced by a small majority of people around the world. They climb tall trees to ride the branches in the wind just as others surf or skate board.
The high ropes activity consists of three courses that takes about three hours to negotiate. Using your skill, balance and sense of adventure you venture across rope bridges, trapeze swings, surfing planks and zip slides through the mid-canopy of the trees. The activity course is primarily aimed at providing an outdoor experience for young people (height restriction applies 1.4 meters and over) and is a great family day out.
Anyone interested in Tree Surfers can visit www.treesurfers.co.uk or call 0845 4594632.
Cost: Children under 18 – £17, adults – £20