Go Ape: 20 years of living life adventurously

Go Ape Dalkeith launched in summer 2021 and is already part of Go Ape’s 20 year success story. Here we learn a little more about where it all began for Go Ape’s founders Tristan and Rebecca Mayhew and the values the now employee owned company still holds true to today 20 years since its creation in Thetford Forest, Norfolk in 2002.

Go Ape celebrates 20 years

Starting up

Already thinking about stepping off the corporate ladder, Tristran and Rebecca saw an opportunity to start a business moulded by their own values. So they took a leap of faith, quit their London jobs and began their Go Ape adventure. Convinced it could work in Britain, Mayhew contacted the Forestry Commission, which at the time was suffering from a drop in timber prices: “We were the big idea they didn’t know they were looking for.” After viewing a home video of the French course and a Powerpoint presentation, the Commission offered Mayhew a 26-year deal for the whole of England, as long as he opened six sites in six years.

Come enjoy Go Ape Dalkeith

Why not celebrate Go Ape’s 20 years with a trip to Go Ape Dalkeith. Choose whichever course suits you and your fellow adventurers –  Treetop Challenge, Treetop Adventure and Treetop Adventure Plus.

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