I will never forget the first time I zip lined … it was such a rush!
It was a family holiday in France. My son saw an advert in a tourist brochure for a treetop aerial trail. We’d never done anything like it before but it looked like fun so we decided to give it a go. I will never forget the feeling I felt – the trepidation, the exhilaration, the sheer fun and adventure. It was like being transported back to my childhood - climbing and swinging from trees. Only this time I was doing it with my own children, who were just as ecstatic!
So, with the help of an experienced French construction crew, we brought the adventure to Ireland and called it Zipit Forest Adventures.
Zipit Forest Adventures opened its (and Ireland’s) first forest aerial trail adventure at Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, Co. Roscommon in 2011. In 2013, we opened our second course in Tibradden Wood, Dublin 16 in the wonderful Dublin Mountains. Our third course in Farran Forest Park, Co. Cork opened for business in 2015.
Zipit Forest Adventures has secured a licence with Coillte (Irish Forestry Management Company) to exclusively develop this type of activity on Coillte owned land which covers about 445,000 hectares (approximately 7% of the land cover of Ireland). So, watch this space for our next Zipit location…
What Makes Us Unique?
We build all our courses in Coillte forestry, with every activity starting and finishing at a tree. There are no concrete structures or wooden poles in sight. We ensure minimum impact to the forest park. Our whole activity could be dismantled, leaving the forest undamaged. We look after our trees, and the platforms are built to allow the tree to continue growing. Activities can be changed and trees rested, whenever inspections request it.
Zipit Forest Adventures Mission
Zipit Forest Adventures is a forest adventure company specialising in operating adventurous trail courses in the treetops, challenging participants to push the boundaries and experience the fun and adventure of an outdoor activity. We will sustain a reputation of quality through excellent service, customer care, and a friendly, professional staff. Our customers are the focus of our company. We will generate a profit in an ethical manner while meeting and exceeding our customer's expectations.
Zipit Forest Adventures Vision
Our vision is to re-introduce adventure to participants whilst challenging and motivating them to reach beyond their perceived limitations. This will act as a bridge to introduce people to our natural countryside and make them more aware of the huge range of recreational opportunities that are available across the country.
Zipit Forest Adventures Values
Zipit Forest Adventures believes in:
- Practicing the highest safety standards without compromise
- Satisfying and delighting our customers
- Providing fulfilling careers to all our employees
- An environmentally, socially and economically sustainable business
- Integrity in all our business dealings
- Caring about our communities and our environment
- Creating a bridge to outdoors recreation
- Creating financial returns through profits and growth