What can I expect on the day
Now if there was ever a landscape that lends itself to this activity it's our zip wire in Scotland venue! Standing proud at the top of a hill near Gatehouse of Fleet, the views before your launch off along the wire will quite simply take your breath away.
It's not just the views over Scotland that are impressive. This zip wire is one of Europe's longest, at a whopping 820 metres. You will be zipping along the wire at speeds of up to 45mph and around 30m off the ground - so you will certainly be needing a head for heights to tackle this high thrills Scottish zip wire
Just getting to the starting point is an adventure. You will be transported up through the heather-clad hillside in an off road vehicle, winding your way up to the launch platform that sits high above the fields of the farm. This is when you realise you really are a long way up and your heart is bound to be pumping by the time you climb those last few metal steps up onto the zip wire's tower. It'll soon be time to see Scotland from a different angle!
What makes this zip wire over Scotland unique is that it boasts dual lines, so the two of you will be riding side by side - and what a race it'll be to the finish! Before you can throw yourself into it, there is, of course, a safety briefing. Commended by clients who say it is 'clear and easy to understand' we can't say you'll be 100% ready for the off afterwards, but you will certainly feel confident you are in good hands.
So, body harness on and hooked up to the wire, it's time to take in what you are about to do. A look across to your zipping partner, some words of encouragement from the Scottish team that runs this thrilling ride…and away you go with a 'wheeeeeeeeee'!
The sensations are hard to describe, but they are certainly ones you won't forget easily. It's something about the 'zipping' sound of the wire, as your legs dangle below you and your skim over some of Scotland's finest terrain - from rocky outcrops, hedgerows and stone walls, all with the beautiful sea view on the horizon.
A very long seven minutes later, you are sliding into the landing zone of the zip wire. Again, members of this professional Scottish collective of outdoor adventurers will be there to meet you and unhook you from the line. Expect your legs to feel like jelly, your arms to be aching and your head to be buzzing as you look back at just how far you've travelled.
We think this centre outside Dumfries offers the best zip wire Scotland has to offer. It's long, very long and the views are so spectacular, it's very hard to beat the dose of adrenaline launching yourself off the platform gives you. And if you happen to be booked in for your zip wire ride on a misty Scottish day, you might even be slicing through the clouds!
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