Is This The Longest Rope Bridge in Britain?
- 17th Apr 2014
With its towering ferns and giant gunnera leaves, photos of the rope bridge have already been mistaken for much warmer climates such as New Zealand and even Burma. In actual fact this amazing new 100ft rope bridge is here in our Jungle at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
This exciting new crossing – thought to be the biggest rope bridge in Britain – enables visitors to enjoy far reaching views over the iconic sub-tropical valley.
We really wanted a rope bridge to fit in perfectly with our famous Jungle which is filled with 40ft sub-tropical tree ferns, spectacular palms and banana plantations.
The bridge which opened on Monday (14th April 2014), is now open to the public and this already popular Jungle crossing will be a permanent feature.
Marketing manager Lorna Tremayne said: "When we first posted photos on social media people were asking if it was in some far-flung place like New Zealand.
"Someone even suggested it might be the famous rope bridge from I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! - I don't think people can quite believe it's right here in Cornwall.
"Since we opened the bridge up to visitors there has been a terrific reaction. We wanted something in keeping with the jungle experience and this really delivers.
"There's quite a drop below and it wobbles a fair bit - but it's perfectly safe.
"We've had everyone from young kids and the elderly going across - the views are fantastic."