Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Go Ape Forest Segways at Cannock Chase

I do love a good adventure so anything new, exciting and outdoors gets a great big tick from me.  You may or may not remember but I tried Go Ape! last year, well the lovely people from Go Ape! invited my boyfriend and I to try a lesson in how to use a Forest Segway.  Skipping about little kids we both leaped at the chance.
segways forest
go ae segways
We had already been to their Sherwood Pines branch so decide to go a little further afield. To the beautiful greenery that is Cannock Chase.
Nick being a mountain biker was in awe
 of the amazing routes that could be taken on two wheels, but this wasn't going to be the normal way to ride two wheels... It was going to be something totally alien to us both.
Greated by our lovely team leader we were taken to our segways and told how to stand, how to go and how to stop.  Seems easy but I can't tell you how many times I thought it was going to wobble out from under me. I initially went into panic mode and kept sticking my bum out... big mistake!  I will point out I didn't fall off or anything as the segway is sturdy but sticking your bum out throws the balance of the device.
We all had a go at driving our segways around a monitored route making us feel comfortable whilst we adapted.  The prime thing I learnt was balance, if you got that right you were fine.

After a health and safety session and a monitored first go, we ventured off into the woods.  Initially I was pretty nervous but before you knew it we were confidently zooming about, following our instructor amongst the trees and around the woods.
I loved it went we could go fast but the Segways are set to a standard speed so you can't zip off or go too fast if you did to want to.
Both myself and nick loved it and said we'd totally do it again soon, but perhaps we might start doing tour of Go Ape venues and try somewhere new to explore!
I love the Go Ape tree adventures but I really loved being on a Segway... I honestly couldn't pick just one as they are both fun days out!
If you haven't tried the Forest Segways you really really must! They are happening all over the UK and are find for older kids and family days out.  

Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
, Berkshire
Black Park, Buckinghamshire  Grizedale Forest, Cumbria Moors Valley, Dorset Thetford Forest, Suffolk Cannock Chase, Staffordshire Dalby Forest, Yorkshire Delamere Forest, Cheshire Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire

We had a mixture of ages which proved it really does appeal to everyone but riders must be over age 7.  To take part it is £35.00 per ride.

Fancy a go?

1 comment

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