‘Marilyn Monroe and Elvis’ Launch Britain’s Biggest Tree-Top Adventure

Wild Wood Adventure, Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, which was officially launched on Saturday 17th May by ‘Elvis and Marilyn’ pictured here and tried and tested by his Worship, The Lord Mayor of Guildford ahead of its first official business day last week.Rob Mitchell, co-director of Wild Wood Adventure, saidImage “We’ve had several trial runs and worked through some small bugs.  There are features on this course that do not appear on any other tree-top adventure in the Country so staff training and practise runs have been a key part of our pre-opening strategy.” 

Highlights of the new facility include; a sequence of smooth hanging boulders, an exclusive safety harness that stays connected to the course the whole way around (other facilities require clipping and unclipping at each obstacle) which means there is no need for ugly and uncomfortable safety helmets.  In addition there are two parallel zip wires, a super-scary fan-jump and a tree-top skate-board challenge.  “There’s something for absolutely everyone.” Rob explained.  “One of the key things for us was to make Wild Wood Adventure genuinely inclusive so for the little kids there is a miniature version of the full scale course – young children get the same experience as big brother or sister or mum and dad.  And as the safety system is so special, mum or dad don’t have to go if they don’t want to – they can pop into Guildford high street which is a three minute-park walk away!  We’ve had 5 year olds (min. height 1 metre) to 80 year old on the course already!”

http://www.wildwoodadventure.com     0844 8800026

Prices:  Wild Kids is £15.00 Wild Wood Adventure is £20 for kids and £30 for adults.

Booking on line is available for individuals, groups, parties, incentives, team building, charity fund raising and fitness training.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Public Collaboration to Deliver Europe’s Largest Tree Adventure Activity Park in Guildford

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An artists impression of what Guildford’s Wild Wood Adventure is to look like. Work starts in January.

Craggy Island Ltd and Guildford Borough Council have agreed a lease for Peacock Wood in Stoke Park., Guildford, Surrey. The lease will allow the company to build and operate the largest tree top adventure activity park ever built in the UK all within the woods at the north end of Stoke Park.

This ambitious project has been 3 years in the planning stages, since the directors of Craggy Island (Guildford’s indoor climbing super centre), first approached the Parks and Leisure department at GBC with their initial ideas for Wild Wood Adventure. This coincided with GBC’s own plans to reinvigorate the park and to create a leisure hub near the town centre, the park already hosts Guildford Spectrum and the Lido.

The construction phase is set to start during early January 2014 and carry on through to the end of March with the aim to be operational before the Easter school holidays.

Wild Wood Adventure will consist of 2 junior circuits at lower levels and 2 Adult courses at higher levels throughout the woods. These will include everything from simple wobbly bridges to extreme challenges set high in the tree tops – with easy options for those who aren’t quite as brave as they thought they were! All will be accessed from the 15 metre central tower which will also offer a number of options to reach the ground via either giant dual zip wires (to race your friends), the free fall descender or the stairs!

In addition to the treetop courses Wild Wood Adventure will also have a 12 metre climbing tower and team building activities including Jacobs ladder, trapeze, crate stacks, abseiling and more which will be available for corporate, school and group bookings throughout the year. Fresh coffee and snacks will also be available from the new reception kiosk being built adjacent to the bowling greens and the new parking area.

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Young Climbers Encouraged to Aim for Olympics 2020

Guildford Youth Climbing Team Setting Their Sights on 2020  Olympics

Competition climbing is gearing up in anticipation for the sport being included in the 2020 Olympics and none more so than the youth series of competitions organised by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC). It will be the young champions of these competitions that will be in line for inclusion in the British climbing team that will go on to compete in the 2020 Olympics, should sport-climbing make it through the selection process.

Craggy Island climbing centre, Slyfield, Guildford has some of the most promising young talent in British climbing training for the next stage of the British Regional Youth Climbing Series (BRYCS), a major climbing competition to be held at Reading climbing centre in London on 16th Mar

Craggy Island Youth Climbing Team

ch 2013. The competition is a league of three competitions with the best three climbers in each age category going on to the national finals to be held at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena on the 15th June 2013.

The Craggy Island Youth Climbing Team has been selected by the centre’s instructors from over 500 young climbers who regularly attend their Kids Clubs to form the team of six. The team, formed in Jan 2013,  has already secured two first place and three fourth-place  finishes in the first round of this year’s BRYCS held in South West London.

Craggy Islands reputation has long attracted the country’s best climbers, and the team benefits from first class coaching from Mark Croxall (World Bouldering Champion in 2005), Danie Rushmer a former BRYCS winner and team coach Graeme Harwood himself an experienced competition climber. Shortly the young climbers will be boosted by some specialist training from international climbing champion Shauna Coxsey, who is the British No One female climber and who was also ranked third in the World last year despite missing several major international events after breaking her leg.

Danie Rushmer Craggy Island’s general manager who was instrumental in creating the team says, “The excitement generated by the Olympics has spurred us on to create a framework for these talented young climbing stars. It’s early days, but you can see a big improvement in just a few weeks of specialist training, and I can see no reason why they can’t go on to achieve at the highest levels in national competitions.”

http://thebmc.co.uk/countdown-to-olympic-decision-over-climbing

The Craggy Island Youth Climbing Team, all from the Guildford area, are pictured at the top from left to right:

Jack Popplewell – 17

Andy Gee – 15

Lucy Bradbury – 15

Miles Graham – 11

Issy Adams – 12

http://craggy-island.com/news/12/2012/craggy-island-launches-youth-climbing-team-for-2013/

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