Goodleaf Tree Climbing on the Isle of Wight – known as the UK’s original recreational tree climbing company – will be unveil a new tree-top experience this Spring.
Taking place in the grounds of historic Jacobean manor house Northcourt, in Shorwell, Goodleaf will offer Tree Top Camping with a private guide for the very first time on the Isle of Wight.
Sleeping in special Tree Tents, climbers will learn the ropes with recreational tree climbing experts Goodleaf, before spending the night sleeping high in the canopy of a beautiful 15 metre beech tree in this beautiful location deep in the rural heart of the Island.
Supper will be taken at the local pub The Crown Inn in Shorwell before ascending into the canopy, relaxing and enjoying a bird’s eye view from your “bed for the night”. Should climbers be “called-short” during their night up the tree, an instructor will be on hand to help with the descent, and a short-hop to either a nearby straw bale, or for a comfort break in the nearby house. Breakfast will then be delivered to the hammock in the morning by the instructor.
The cost is £350 per person; £450 for two people; and £550 for three.
Goodleaf has built its reputation on a two-hour Discovery Tree Climbing Experience – described as “an offbeat adventure perfect for ages 8 to 80”.
Based in historic Appley Park, Ryde, which is just a 20-minute stroll from the ferry, hovercraft and bus station, Goodleaf’s very own, majestic oak tree sits in the centre of this stunning park, with panoramic views over the Solent and beyond.
Experienced and friendly Goodleaf staff (literally) show participants the ropes so that they are then able to safely scale the heights of the 70-foot oak tree. Once in the canopy, they can settle-back and enjoy beautiful sea views, or relax in special tree top hammock.
Back on the ground, it’s time for tea and a home-made Tree Climber’s Flapjack.