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Name: Zip Line for The Kirkwood

Date: 18 Oct 2024

Location: Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor LL57 4YG

Zip Line for The Kirkwood

Are you ready to take on our brand new adrenaline fuelled challenge? Race your friends down one of the fastest ziplines in the world at Zip World this October.

On Friday, 18th October, you and your friends could be reaching speeds up to 100 mph+, across 4 parallel lines, at our new adrenaline fuelled fundraising challenge. 

Velocity is a 1555 metre zip line comprising of a total of 2 zip lines aptly titled the 'Little Zipper' and 'The Big Zipper' and the whole experience will take participants around 2 hours to complete. There are some restrictions for this experience, highlighted below:

Max weight - Max 130kg
Min height - Min (1.2m)
For people zipping with under 18's - There will need to be a ratio of 1 adult to 3 under 18's taking part

Zip World aim to offer their experiences to as many people as possible. and have a handy medical conditions section on their page for participants to review before committing to this epic challenge. To view their approved, cautionary and restricted medical conditions, click HERE.


Price: £50 per person.
Sponsorship: £250 minimum, per person.

Your sign-up fee includes a complimentary coach transfer to and from the Travellers Rest, Upper Hopton, WF14 8EJ. The coach will leave at  7:30am, with a toilet and refreshment stop on the journey, before arriving at the hugely popular Zip World at around 11 am, with a little time to take in your surroundings before your welcome talk and safety briefings before the first zip line experience at 12:20pm. After the completion of the last zip line, our coach will be available on-site and will depart around 4pm, returning to the Travellers Rest at approximately 7pm. - If you would prefer to travel independently with your groups, please select this option when making your booking.

The coach is complimentary for participants only at this time as we have limited seating, once registration has closed, and we have completed a head count we may be able to offer additional seating for friends and family to purchase for a small fee, so you can all travel together. You will receive a notification if this option becomes available closer to the time.


Every pound you raise will help families in your local community to access the care they need, when and where they need it, every step of the way. The minimum sponsorship to take part is £250.

Setting up a JustGiving page is an easy way for you to share your fundraising and cast a wider net of potential sponsors. 

JustGiving will let you like your fundraising page to our campaign page with the option to share links on socials, email, WhatsApp and even create QR codes to pop on a poster to pin up on the bulletin board at work or the gym.

In our download section is a handy guide to setting up a JustGiving page and how to share your JustGiving page with others. Alternatively, you can click HERE, for the set up guide.


A truly exhilarating experience, Zip World, Velocity is located in North Wales near the stunning Snowdon range, in what once was the world’s largest slate quarry, Penrhyn Quarry is now home to the fastest zip line in the world, where you can fly 500m above the bright blue quarry lake.

For more information about Zip World click HERE.
If you have any questions about what to wear, securing personal items and more, visit Zip World's FAQ's page HERE.


If you would like more information about this challenge, please contact one of our friendly community fundraising team.

Call: 01484 557 911
Email: fundraising@thekirkwood.org.uk

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