Follow the call of the wild in Tunbridge Wells this month by trying out the highest and longest tree-top walkway in the UK!
Groombridge Place, a stunning moated manor house, has installed the fabulous new tree-top experience in its woodland grounds. The attraction hangs a breathtaking 20m up and spans over 350m – yep, it’s squeaky bum time.
The Treetop Walkway gives you a squirrel-eye view over the ancient forest, where lucky visitors might be able to spot the fallow deer who live amongst the oak, beech, pine and chestnut trees.
The walkway starts with a wooden platform, and from here you’ll make your way up into the canopy of the highest trees in the estate. The dizzying rope bridges that stretch between each stopping point give panoramic views of the beautiful Kent countryside, so it’s worth pausing for a moment just to take them in.
A trip along the tree-top walkway takes at least 30 minutes to complete. If any visitors decide the walkway is just a bit too wobbly for them, there’s a handy escape ladder halfway along the course.
Other attractions at Groombridge Place include Crusoe’s World, an outdoor adventure play area featuring original props from this TV series, six ornamental gardens, canal boat trips, and The Raptor Centre, which is the largest conservation centre for birds of prey in the South East of England.
Visiting Groombridge Place
Groombridge Place is open daily from 10am-5.30pm.
Admission to the estate is £14.95 for adults and £12.95 for senior citizens and children aged three to 12. A family ticket for two adults and two children costs £49.95.
Tickets for the Treetop Walkway Experience cost an additional £5 per person and can be purchased online or at the venue. The experience is safe for both adults and kids, but very young or less confident children should be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, visit the Groombridge Place website at www.groombridgeplace.com.