I know my blog has been dominated by outdoorsy-activity-not-of-the-walking-kind this summer, but indulge me once more as I share the fun of the new zip line park developed by G2 Outdoor, Aviemore. The 6 zip lines are located in the beautiful Alvie Estate, which we walked in a few weeks ago (and which I may write a post about) just south of Aviemore. The zip lines (about 60 feet above the ground at the highest point) criss-cross a gorge over a river and are nestled among Scots pines, birch and larch trees. At some spots I brushed the tops of some of the trees and I felt like I was flying through the woods 🙂
We started at the top of the gorge and followed the lines across and back across the gorge with occasional short stretches of walking between some lines. Once at the bottom of the gorge our instructor, Mike ran back up the track to bring the minibus down for us.
Mike told us they plan to construct another two lines to add to the current 1km set up, the last one of which will be one very long span out of the trees with wonderful views out across the river Spey with views of the farms and smaller woods in this part of Strathspey.
G2 Outdoor plan to keep the zip line sessions running year round and I’d imagine this would be a wonderful atmosphere with the autumnal mists that often occur in this part of the country. It will be a fun activity to do in the snow on the days when Cairngorm mountain is closed due to high winds or the road is blocked with drifted snow.