A zip wire, rope bridges and an aerial fan descender - which gives a controlled freefall descent - will be built after they gave the green light for a £150,000 outlay towards the £500,000 scheme. The course will consist of challenges supported on trees, poles and wooden platforms, fitted between five and 12 metres from the ground. The course is intended to be used by up to 20 people per half-hour session.
A lower-level practice course for schoolchildren could also feature, and public access will be maintained on the ground. The ropes course construction, which will include a zip-wire and rope bridges, is subject to planning approval, with plans expected to be submitted before Christmas. The aerial course would weave its way through the trees on two levels, one in the canopy and one attached to posts and tree trunks.