29th October 2019
Fun, fun, fun! – that’s what a high ropes course is all about. One of our most popular group activities, high ropes involves a range of different challenging activities carried out while attached to a rope and at height. We run our high ropes course in Monmouthshire surrounded by beautiful rolling hills. It’s near many of our other activities so it’s ideal for multi-activity days/weekends too or you can just stick with the half-day. High ropes courses have become more popular than ever recently and they are perfect for groups of mixed abilities and ages and provide loads of fun, a few challenges and a great sense of achievement at the end.
What Activities Will Your High Ropes Course With Us Include?
We kit you out with a helmet and harness and then show you the ropes (pun intended). We start you out gently and build up to the highest and most challenging ropes sections, and the elements available include:
Jacob’s Ladder – great fun with lots of laughs involved as you reach for the beams suspended between ropes
Crate stack – you have to work together to keep your balance and build your stack at the same time, a great activity to build communication and cooperation
High all aboard – a group element involving climbing a telegraph pole and standing on the platform at the top, with challenges set once you reach the top
Climbing wall – offering several difficulty options, races and other group activities
Dual trapeze – for a rush of adrenaline as you jump from a platform together
Great for groups of all types, the high ropes course is popular with stag and hen parties, families, youth groups and corporate groups on team building days. Because of the range of activities available, and the different challenge levels within each activity, it’s great if you have a group of mixed strengths, ages and abilities. You can choose to make the day about personal challenges, leadership and adventure or you can make it all about group cooperation, coordination and team building. It’s adaptable to the group which is great.
With the group activity elements of a high ropes course communication is key, so you’re building trust and empathy and bonding whilst having a great day out. It’s also a lot of fun to see your friends (and yourself) having a go at something they thought they wouldn't do and achieving something they might have been scared of to begin with. There’s always a great buzz from the team afterwards and they leave exhilarated.
Make a Day of it by Combining Activities
We offer a high ropes course for a half-day and it can be combined with any of our other activities if you’d like to spend the whole day adventuring with us. You could combine it with gorge scrambling in a beautiful Welsh valley a few miles away, guided mountain biking through the Forest of Dean, or kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding from our Monmouth launch point onto the River Wye. You can get up in the treetops, down on the river, clamber up a waterfall and cycle through the forest with us all in one weekend!
The high ropes course is an ideal winter group activity and can take place in most weathers. We have even run it in the snow before! We get many groups visiting the area for an adventure weekend looking for a range of activities and the high ropes course is perfect for an all-year all-weather fun day out in South Wales. We’ll get you moving pretty quickly so no worries about the cold. As we come up to winter in South Wales we’ll be running this activity throughout, so get in contact if you’d like to take on our high ropes challenge.