Axe falls on Go Ape.
THE storm-ravaged Go Ape high ropes course at Beecraigs is being permanently closed, after the damage was judged too severe to repair.Scenes of devastation are all that is left of the Go Ape adventure course at Beecraigs Country Park. The popular Linlithgow tree top facility will now close as damage caused by 100mph freak winds in January took down 95 trees, wreaking havoc and making it unsafe.
It would take up to three years for nature to stabilise the site, forcing the company to shut down. It was hoped the 370 hectare course would reopen for Easter after it closed in November for the winter, but the damage has proved too extensive. The majority of the course was blown over, the reception cabin damaged, and swathes of nearby trees destabilised if not destroyed.