Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Zip line promises 70 mph thrills

Riders come down to earth after taking on one of the new Zip World Titan rides at Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia
The top of one of the three new Zip World Titan rides looking over the Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia

Europe's only four-person zip line - which will see thrill-seekers fly down three wires over a total distance of five miles - opens to the public tomorrow in Snowdonia.

Zip World Titan gives visitors the chance to "fly" in unison at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour.

The new adrenaline-inducing zip line at Llechwedd Slate Caverns near the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog has made action-packed Snowdonia the international zip line capital of the world.

Last April Zip World launched Zip World Velocity, the longest zipline in the northern hemisphere, where riders plummet 500ft above a lake at the world's oldest slate quarry down a mile-long wire at speeds reaching over 100mph. The zipline, at Penryhn Quarry, Bethesda, attracted more than 40,000 visitors in its first nine months.

Zip World co-owner Sean Taylor said: "Zip World Titan has made Snowdonia the best place in the world for a zip line adventure. Titan is a truly one-of-a-kind experience as there is nowhere else in Europe where families and friends can share the flying experience together.

"There is a huge zest for adventure in the UK and we cannot wait to welcome more visitors through the doors this summer."

Zip World Titan has been supported by £250,000 of Welsh Government Tourism Investment.

Tickets cost £50 per person for all three zips. A four-person ticket costs £180.

More information: www.zipworld.co.uk/titan.

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