Treecreepers & Buzzards at Tree Zone Loch Lomond
On a cold and crisp winters day, we visited Tree Zone Loch Lomond - an activity centre on the banks of the famous loch, with two challenging treetop obstacle courses.
After getting harnessed up and listening to a short but important safety briefing, everyone was led to the start of the Treecreeper course (which is the easier of the two).
This course had 11 obstacles and was 105 metres long, with platforms 3-4 metres above the ground. There was a good mix of obstacles, including balance beams, a wooden tunnel and zip wires.
After completing it, you could then choose whether to do it again or progress onto the more challenging course, the Buzzard.
The Buzzard course was much longer, at 235 metres, and had a total of 17 obstacles. The platforms were much higher, between 4 and 14 metres, and the obstacles included tyres, rope bridges, tightropes, climbing nets, zip wires, and everything in between!
Under both courses was a public walkway, so if you prefer to keep both feet firmly on the ground, you could easily support family and friends by shouting encouragement from below. (Like I did!)
Afterwards, there were plenty of places nearby where you could stop for a cup of tea or a hot chocolate to warm up, or just sit by the loch and enjoy the views.
Combine Tree Zone with some geocaching in the local area and (in my opinion) you'd have the perfect family day out.