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Adventure Ropes Course Proposed For West Penant Hills

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A development tender for an extensive tree ropes recreation course compiled by the Forestry Corporation is going before The Hills Council. The Forestry Corporation hopes to build the ropes course in the Cumberland State Forest near West Penant Hills.

One feature of “The Tarzan Trail”, as it will be known, incorporates swinging from a tree on a rope and landing in a net.

Development director Richard Pountney said that the ropes course will include a flying fox, centred around an arboretum that boasts no less than 65 species of non native trees. Rope activities in the trees will challenge participants’ sense of balance, but a “chicken run” easy escape route allows the faint of heart to back down.

Altusoc, a French outdoor activity company, will handle the construction should the development go ahead. Two more courses are slated for construction in Australia by the middle of 2014. Mr Pountney said that professional arborists will inspect the course regularly to ensure the health and safety of the trees.

Source: http://www.hillsnews.com.au/story/1638038/challenge-for-thrill-seekers/?cs=1202

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