Media Release: Go Ape swings to success in Scotland

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FOREST adventure company, Go Ape, has reached new heights in Scotland, after more than 50,000 visitors swung through the trees during the 2015 season.

The leading forest adventure brand operates three Go Ape Tree Top Adventure sites across Scotland – in Stirlingshire, Peebles and Aberdeenshire – which experienced a record turnover of £1.2 million and a combined growth of three per cent over the past 12 months.

Go Ape Aberfoyle in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park is home to two of Britain’s longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m, flying people 150 feet above the ground and over a 90-foot waterfall.

The Peebles adventure in Glentress Forest takes advantage of the valley for some jaw-dropping exposure and features the highest zip in the country, located above a reservoir.

Go Ape’s Crathes site, in Aberdeenshire, is situated in the historic grounds of the castle and includes a skateboard zip wire.

The company saw revenue increase to £20 million across the UK in 2015, an eight per cent rise year-on-year.

In total, 860,000 customers visited Go Ape in 2015, enjoying the range of activities across the 29 sites including Tree Top Adventure, Tree Top Junior, Forest Segway and Zip Trekking Adventure.

Go Ape is planning further investment and growth in 2016 with the continued roll out of Tree Top Junior at existing Tree Top Adventure forest locations.

Go Ape will also be bringing new adventures to UK cities throughout the year.

Jerome Mayhew, managing director of Go Ape, said: “Despite one of the rainiest Scottish summers in history, we achieved a record turnover in Scotland in 2015, showing that regardless of the weather, there’s still strong demand for outdoor-based activities from Scots who love living life adventurously.

“Our Scottish customers can swing through the tree-tops on zip wires and tackle obstacles and rope crossings in the great outdoors, whilst enjoying some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery.”

Go Ape adventures are open from February to November 2016 and further information is available at www.goape.co.uk.


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