your hen + stag do | go ape

A few weeks ago I visited Go Ape in Aberfoyle with my husband, brother and my friends who are coincidentally planning their wedding at the moment. Being heavily pregnant I was not swinging from the trees but the rest of the group enjoyed a stunning day negotiating the tree tops of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The course was busy that day with a good few stag and hen dos enjoying some outdoor adventure! I took these photos on the day while my feet were planted firmly on the ground ...

The team at Go Ape told me a bit more about the experience .... 

"On the hunt for an adventurous way to share one of the last moments of freedom before your wedding? Grab the crew and head to Go Ape Tree Top Adventure for the ultimate exhilarating experience of flying down zip wires, leaping off Tarzan swings and navigating obstacles and rope crossings."

"Adventure is one of the most important ingredients for a hen or stag party and Go Ape offers the perfect rite of passage experience, where you can let loose with your friends and not worry about a thing."

"Nothing can beat that feeling of elation as the tribe takes to the forest and monkeys around in the trees.  The team-bonding element of the Go Ape challenge makes it a fantastic hen or stag party experience."

There are three unique Go Ape courses located across Scotland, each featuring a Tree Top Adventure.

  • Go Ape Aberfoyle in Stirlingshire, located in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, is zip wire heaven and home to two of Britain’s longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m long, flying people 150 feet above the ground and over a 90 foot waterfall.
  • Go Ape Peebles is built on the hillside within the striking Glentress Forest and takes advantage of the valley for some jaw-dropping exposure and challenges the laws of gravity with the highest zip wire in the country, located above a magnificent reservoir. 
  • Go Ape Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire is located in the landmark grounds of the castle and features the bold skateboard zip wire. With turrets and towers, winding staircases and ancient sculpted yew trees; historic Crathes Castle’s 595 acre estate offers a fantastic day out. 

For further information and to book a Go Ape stag or hen adventure please visit or join them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

What do you think? Would you incorporate a trip to Go Ape into your stag or hen do in Scotland? Let me know!