Zip World is located at the world’s oldest working slate mine in Snowdonia National Park.
The impressive high wire activity, which hangs 700ft above one of the world’s biggest man-made lakes, is located at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda – a short distance from the university town of Bangor.
Welshman Sean Taylor, a former marine and jungle warfare instructor, grew up in the area and also runs the nearby Tree Top Adventure high ropes course, also located in beautiful Snowdonia.
“Zip World is set to be an action-packed attraction the whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re eight or eighty, there’s nothing more exciting than flying through the air like Superman.” said Taylor, one of Zip World’s directors.
“With stunning views, superfast speeds and strong g-forces, Zip World is set to a dream for all thrill seekers.”
Zip World’s Sean Taylor at the top of the highest zip wire
Also involved in the new attraction and working as an instructor at the site and partner in the new business venture is pro climbing and ropes expert Nick Moriarty, chairman of European Ropes Course Association (ERCA).
A map showing the attractions at the newly-opened Zip World
One of the first people to try out the ride was local man 68-year-old Robert Davies, who said it was “one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done.”
“It really is an amazing view and when you are flying through the air at 95mph – it is a fantastic feeling.”
For £50 per adult, visitors will be taken high up into the Welsh mountains in ex-military vehicles on a guided interactive exploration of the area before trying out the Little Zipper, then moving on to the main attraction, the Big Zipper.
“We’re hoping it’s going to be really popular and put North Wales on the map as the UK’s number one adventure location.” said marketing manager Seb Thompson.
An aerial view of the stunning location of Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry, North Wales
Video below: A headcam view of the Little Zipper ride
Find out more and book at zipworld.co.uk