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Holkham Hall is to open a brand new ropes adventure course.

Set next to Holkham’s existing Woodland Adventure Play Area, this course allows families to embark on a trail of discovery through the tree tops, finishing with a descent down to the ground via two exhilarating zip lines.

Budding adventurers will be in safe hands with Holkham’s fully trained team on site who will fit harnesses, give visitors a thorough introduction to the equipment and guide them over the short introduction course, before climbing onto the main course.

The whole course will have 25 elements including wobbly crossings, swinging bridges and zip wires and will offer a chance to look down over the woodland and see Holkham park from a completely new perspective.

The ropes course has been commissioned by the locally renowned Norfolk Adventure group, the activity company responsible for Holkham’s cycle and boat hire enterprises.

In order to maintain the woodland surroundings, several independent arboricultural assessments were carried out to ensure the course has minimal impact on the local environment.

With this in mind, the course has been constructed using wood whenever possible, to blend in with the landscape, including the installation of 18 bat boxes.

The course has also been designed with a non-invasive build to ensure no holes were drilled into the trees and pathways have been designated through the woodland to protect the tree roots and limit the impact on the trees.

Additionally, a new ticket hub for booking onto the course has been constructed.

Holkham Hall - The Norfolk stately home of Lord Leicester. (11640429)
Holkham Hall - The Norfolk stately home of Lord Leicester. (11640429)

The course will take one hour to complete and you will need to be over one metre tall and under 130 kilos(20.5 stone) to take part.

The course can have three people on a platform at a time and two on a crossing, with a safety system implemented to ensure you can only unclip at the beginning and end of the course.

The ropes course is perfect for birthday parties, group events or school trips as it offers an interactive and fun outdoor experience.

There is no upper age limit, so this adrenaline-filled adventure course is suitable for all the family.

HOW: Tickets are £16 per person and online booking will be available early summer. Please see here for more information. www.holkham.co.uk/@holkhamestate

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