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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

High Wire

Runway

Runway

Details

What does the activity involve?
Access to the runway tower is via a belayed ladder climb to a platform. The participants slide down the runway wire one at a time over an inlet in the lake. They are stopped by a gravity braking system at the end. The slider dismounts the wire via a movable trolley.

What are the aims of this activity?
The aerial runway provides a very exciting personal challenge. It also requires group involvement and teamwork to make the task run smoothly. Determination, courage and exceeding limitations are qualities often on display.

Opening details

Duration: 1.5hr
Ages: 8 - Adult

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Address

Lakeside,
Newby Bridge,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 8BD

Directions

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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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