What an amazing night!
What an amazing night! June is #30DaysWild and for the longest day my challenge was to sleep out in my hammock high in a tree. And I knew just the tree for such a cool micro adventure: there is a beech tree not so far from home, an amazing towering tree, and so into the forest I went with all my kit & gear for a wild Thursday night out.
The climb was ace and rigging the hammock just right at 25m AGL was fun with a bit of tickle stick magic needed to access a big side stem for the far end go the hammock. The trick is to get the hammock set nice and level, putting your comfort stuff (sleep mat, sleep bags and pillow) in without any of it disappearing down out of sight before you climb in! Finally, I hung up my shoes and slid into the sleeping bag and settled down.
There were stars, a lovely moon and a deep blue-black inky sky. Once tucked in and cosy, still wearing my harness of course, I was all ready for snoozing though it was still surprisingly light so I pulled my hat down and zipped up the brilliant DD hammock and slept blissfully till a couple of hours after dawn when I peeked out, grinned, and slept a little more. By the time I arrived back down to earth with all my kit and ropes, there was a wonderful someone waiting there with hot tea and home-made choc covered apricots – happy days!
This is a fantastic adventure for kids and adults. We climbed a massive oak tree (myself and my two boys 11 and 16) … You climb the tree in your own time I went up once and sat and admired the view for a while but my youngest boy managed to go up and down three times. The price of the ticket included access to Bowhill grounds which as the sun was shining was great to walk around and there is also a courtyard coffee shop. All Highly recommended.
Me (47) plus two daughters (13 & 8) had a great time. The rope climbing system is pretty straightforward & instructors happy to help/encourage. Didn’t occur to me to feel anything other than safe. Thrilled to get to the top & just sit for a moment & look at incredible views. Great to find something we could all do together & being outside at beautiful Bowhill made it extra special…Highly recommend to all!
Such a fun day filming [for ITV] with Wild Tree Adventures at Bowhill today. I’m not great with heights so was super chuffed at making it to the top of this 70ft oak! Big thanks to Tim and Carla for looking after me. Get booked up!