Aerial Trek in Cheshire | Vertigo | Carden Park

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The industrious people over at Carden Park, in Cheshire, have been very busy during lockdown in creating a brand-new Pursuits area in their 1000 acre estate.  This area is multi-purpose in providing great team-building activities for corporate clients which is cleverly utilised as a family activity the rest of the time. 

We visited at the start of the summer holidays to find our group a mixture of families and couples who were staying at the hotel, taking advantage of the ‘staycation’ but also a few local people who were visiting just for Vertigo.  We arrived a little late due to traffic problems, but Sapphire immediately put me at ease while Chris got the boys set up in their safety harnesses.

You can read a Review of a Family Weekend Away at Carden Park here.

So, what is Vertigo?  It is 18 mid-air obstacles over two levels – there are varying degrees of difficulty, and my boys (aged 8 and 10) felt the lower tier was harder, with the upper tier being scarier! 

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The views of the Cheshire countryside and Welsh hills are amazing, but by far the best view is from the 210-meter zip line which bring you back to ground level.

The team at the hotel were fantastic and patiently answered all the boys’ questions, one of their friends was a bit scared at one point and they didn’t put him under any pressure but gently encouraged him so he actually ended up doing the scarier upper level!

We had a great time, everyone felt safe from both the heights and covid!  Freddie, aged 10 said “It was really fun, the zip wire at the end was amazing!”

Key facts:

It takes approximately 2 hours to complete. 

The minimum height for Vertigo is 1.2 metres and the maximum weight is 18 stone, it is only suitable for adventurers over 6 years old.

You will be provided with safety equipment and a full briefing, plus qualified instructors to take you around the course.

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