Arial Trail Top Tips For A Fun Day Out
Make sure when you turn up at Arialtrail to take part in our fantastic adventure you use appropriate footwear, We recommend you use strong flat soled boots or trainers, as there are difficult obstacles underfoot on the course you will need to negotiate, for safety reasons we recommend you do not wear flip-flops or high heel shoes whilst taking part in high rope activates on the course.
Whilst taking part in the high rope adventure at Arialtrail we recommend you wear appropriate clothing, for dignity reasons we recommend you do not wear a short dress or skirt as people will be watching from ground level of the course, shorts, trousers or leggings would be advisable. Loose clothing may also need to be secured, as there is moving parts on the course that may cause a snag.
The course uses the Roperoller continuous safety system, allowing the participants to be connected to the system by an instructor at the beginning of the course, and remain attached for the duration until they have completed the course. The continuous belay system offers considerable peace of mind when compared to traditional cows tail belay systems, as there is no chance of the participant being double unclipped. It is also exceptionally good for zip wires, which are integrated into the course. HEIGHT AND AGE RULES If the Participant is 1m tall and under the age of six then they must be accompanied on the course with a responsible person( must be 18yrs and above). However if the participant is six yrs and again 1m tall or above then thay can take part on the course on their own.
Please remove or secure away all loose items from your person before taking part on the high rope course, these items may include jewellery, wallets, cameras or mobile phones these items may fall from your pocket or person and cause injury to a viewing member of public below you.
Please make sure if you are taking part in the high rope course that you have visited the toilet (if needed), as it will take up valuable time to remove your harness for both you, and us, (this will reduce your time on our high rope experience). No participant will be allowed food whilst taking part in the high rope experience, but water will be available.
- Flat foot shoes
- No skirts
- No loose items
- Drinks available
Normal opening hours
- 1100am - 1700pm
Winter opening hours
- 1100am - 1300pm
Lincolnshire Life Magazine February 2016
The Arial Trail The beautiful surrounding woodland has made a perfect location for a new attraction at Pink Pig Farm in 2016. Due to be launched in May is The Arial Trail, two high rope courses designed around platforms built in the tree canopies with descending zip wires to the ground at the end.
The six obstacle course and the ten obstacle course are individually designed to give an hour’s challenge to differing age groups and abilities with climbers experiencing the security of a continuous belay system called a Roprroller, which enables you to traverse through the woodland.
Directors Denise Fowler, Andy Fowler and Andrew Jackson have spent the past year researching the project, applying for permission and sourcing the right partner suppliers to make it a reality.
Denise and Andy both work for the Fire Service so the challenge of health and safety issues and training has not fazed them, but they want to take the experience beyond the challenge and thrill of the obstacles to include appreciation of the surrounding natural environment too. Bat and bird boxes have been installed on some tree trunks following advice from the Wildlife Trust and information boards on the ground and on platforms will explain species of flora and fauna, which can be found within the woodland.
“We are working with an experienced designer and supplier of the course,” explained Andy, “and the company will train us to the necessary qualifications and accreditations. I am a joiner by trade so I am constructing the ground level buildings myself.”
The courses are suitable from age four years upwards, although there is a minimum height requirement. Initially The Arial Trail will be open weekends and school holidays for sessions of one hour and also as part of a children’s party experience.
“Pink Pig Farm is the most special location to be able to build The Arial Trail,” added Denise, “It should be a trilling addition to the family day out already offered here and gives a challenging and different perspective on this natural environment.”
Lincolnshire Life Magazine February 2016