Zip wire

Includes: zipwire, aerial runway, high ropes Indoors, Outdoors, Adventure, In the air

Activity time:
1 meeting


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Zoom down a giant zip wire

Admire some beautiful scenery from on high - if you can find the courage to look as you whizz by!


Zipwires are high ropes structures where girls travel down along a rope or wire.

To take girls on a zipwire, you will need to find a reputable local provider.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

You can verify the quality of a provider by checking it has one of the following endorsements: AALA, Adventuremark or LotC Quality Badge for Adventure. These endorsements are not applicable in Northern Ireland, where you should ask your local Outdoor Activities Adviser to recommend an approved provider.

Instructor qualifications

Instructors must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Mountain Training UK (MTUK) Single Pitch Award (SPA) or higher, with training and familiarisation for the activity
  • High-ropes-specific training and assessment run or moderated by an MIA (Mountain Instructor Award) holder
  • European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) Instructor or higher.
Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed


  • An Activity Information and Consent form is required to participate in this activity - PDF
  • A Risk Assessment form is required for this activity -

Remember - you can use one consent form for multiple activities

Girlguiding activity centres for zip wires

Blackland Farm
Blackland Farm
Сontact Information
Blackland Farm Grinstead Lane
East Grinstead
RH19 4HP
01342 810 493
Сontact Information
Girlguiding Foxlease Clay Hill
SO43 7DE
02380 282 638
Waddow Hall
Waddow Hall
Сontact Information
Girlguiding Waddow Hall Waddington Road
01200 423186