Zip Line

300 metre zip line at Outdoor Elements Simonstone


What is a Zip Line?

A zip line is a rope running down hill on which a person can ride by attaching a zip trolley. Our zip line starts from a platform 20 feet/ 7 metres up a tree which is accessed by climbing a ladder. From there the zip line extends 300 feet/ 100 metres across a ravine through the woodland canopy to a tree at the far end. Gravity slows the rider down at the far end as the zip line ends by running uphill. The rider will then slide back to the middle of the zip line and eventually come to a stop 30 feet/ 10 metres above the woodland floor. The rider now with the help of the instructor below is lowered back to the ground on a rope system.

Our zip line will leave you buzzing with adrenalin and an experience to be remembered for a long time. A unique way to view the woodland environment.

Suitable for age 8 to adult.

Learning Outcomes of the Zip Line

Enjoyment, sense of achievement, overcoming fears, mutual respect, increased self esteem and confidence, willingness to try, personal development, shared experience.


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 Zip Line is just one of the high ropes activities available.


The zip line can form part of a birthday party package.

The zip line can be combined with the Crate Stack or Leap of Faith for a half-day outdoor activity session

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