Woodland low-rope adventure climbing course

Sector : Outdoor education and leisure

Client : Inspired Expeditions Centre
Site : Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Project scope : To advise on tree suitability and risk assessment

Pre-commencement planning of the installation process required an assessment of trees to ensure they were suitable for the intended change of use from woodland to low-rope adventure course. In addition, a risk assessment was required to ensure a reasonable approach to tree safety management as the wider site is used for outdoor learning, residential camps, bushcraft challenges and Duke of Edinburgh for schools.

We used our expertise and knowledge of trees, woodlands and risk assessment to help the client identify the most suitable trees for the low-rope climbing course, 8m tree climb and belay system. Through our international experience of tree cabling restraint systems we were on-hand during the build phase to advise on the suitability of the anchors, fixings, protected stops and cables.

Our advice led to minimal tree removal or pruning and thus retention and safe preservation of the natural asset. This in turn enabled the client to offer new learning and personal development opportunities to their young participants.

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