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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

High Ropes Course

High Ropes Course

High Ropes Course


What does the activity involve?
The High Ropes Course is a pre-fabricated course, built of poles, cables, and bolts. Participants are connected to a rope, with another (supervised) group member on the ground holding onto and belaying the participant on the course. Balance, skill and confidence are required for this challenging activity
What are the aims of this activity?

The High Ropes Course is a high impact activity that offers a high level of both individual and team challenge. It is certainly fun and gives a great opportunity for developing communication and teamwork. It can be used to focus on personal achievements and asks participants to confront their personal fears and anxieties. Challenges may be physical and/or emotional. High Ropes involves the development of technical skills to manage rope belay systems which are used to secure other climbers as they move through the course. The activity is designed to develop trust and co-operation and improve self confidence and a sense of achievement.

Opening details

Duration: 3 hr
Ages: 14 - Adult


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome


Newby Bridge,
LA12 8BD


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Map reference: SD 374897  Lat: 54.29904 Long: -2.96338

By Road
The southern Lake District is conveniently linked to the M6 motorway. To find Lakeside, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A590 which is sign-posted Barrow-in- Furness. Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Continue through the roundabout on the A590 and turn first right over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three and a half miles along this road on the right. The Main entrance is based at North Camp which is the second turning after South Camp.

By Rail
South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe. It is also possible to reach Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required.

Parking: free

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