Climbing Trees

climbing trees descent at Outdoor Elements


What is Climbing Trees?

We have 2 climbing trees, each of them about 14 metres or 45 feet tall. Climbing holds are attached to the tree with each tree having a choice of 2 routes. Whilst you are climbing the rest of the team are involved in belaying which is holding the rope safely, all under the close supervision of your instructor. Participants can climb as high as they want and can be lowered at any time. For anyone who has ever climbed on a climbing wall this is a similar experience, however the tree provides an all together greater sense of exposure and challenge. Get a squirrels eye view!

Suitable for age 8 to adult.

Learning Outcomes for Climbing Trees

Enjoyment, self awareness and reflection, encouragement and support, mutual respect, carrying out instructions, risk awareness, personal safety, awareness and consideration of others, increased self esteem and confidence, exercise and awareness of physiology, safety awareness, responsibility, care of equipment, willingness to try, learn about wildlife and the natural environment, new skills, new hobbies, personal development, sense of achievement.


This activity takes place at Outdoor Elements own outdoor activity centre set within a beautiful 7-acre woodland in Simonstone. Outdoor Elements Teambuilding and Outdoor Activity Centre is easily accessible, near to Burnley, Blackburn and the Ribble Valley in Central Lancashire. The Climbing Trees are just one of the high ropes activities available.


Climbing Trees can be an element within a team challenge event.
Climbing Trees can be a first progression in climbing skills.
Climbing Trees can form part of a birthday party package.
Climbing Trees can be combined with the Jacob’s Ladder and Leap of Faith for a half-day outdoor activity session.