Friday 10 July 2020

9 Gloucestershire activities for adrenaline junkies

These adrenaline-fuelled activities in Gloucestershire are great for those who think of themselves as a bit of a thrill seeker, with each experience bound to get the heart racing.

It’s time to throw any fears out the window and jump right into one of SoGlos’s top thrill-seeking activities in Gloucestershire.


About SoGlos’s Charity of the Year – Hope for Tomorrow

Providing the world’s first mobile chemotherapy unit, Gloucestershire-founded charity, Hope for Tomorrow, brings cancer treatment closer to home for patients living out-of-town. Offering more accessible treatment to around 25 patients a day, the charity solely relies on donations to keep its units on the roads.

Bringing cancer treatment to eleven regions across the UK, Hope for Tomorrow’s units provide a safe and friendly environment for patients. It costs £198 a day to keep the units up-and-running and, with no government funding, every penny counts.

For more information, visit hopefortomorrow.org.uk


1. Experience new heights at the Wing Walking experience at Rendcomb Airfield

Daredevils are challenged to take part in Hope for Tomorrow’s charity Wing Walk challenge, taking place on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at Rendcomb Airfield.

See the Cotswold countryside like you’ve never seen it before, strapped to the wings of AeroSuperBatics’ Boeing Stearman plane.

Participants will be tasked with raising a minimum of £1,000 at least two weeks before the event. To find out more, see Wing Walk at Rendcomb Airfield. Could you hack it?


2. Race to win the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event

The world-famous Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling event takes place annually on Cooper’s Hill in Gloucester. Crazy competitors throw themselves down the steep hill after the eight-pound Double Gloucester cheese and whoever catches it, wins it.

Fancy chucking yourself down a hill for cheese? Find out more by visiting Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling.


3. Learn to fly at Cotswold Gliding Club

Fly an unpowered aircraft at Cotswold Gliding Club and see the beautiful countryside from new heights. Offering day courses, the club provides an immersive experience for beginners as they discover how to use natural air currents to keep the aircraft in the sky.


4. Surf the Severn Bore

Surfing enthusiasts can tackle the freezing cold Severn Bore as it makes it way up the Severn Estuary. Moving quickly at up to 20kmph, the tide can rise up to 15 metres tall. It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. For more information on how to get involved, see The Severn Bore.


5. Tackle the Land Rover Experience at Eastnor Castle

Take on over 66 miles of tracks and off-road routes at the Land Rover Experience. Set in the grounds of Eastnor Castle, the thrilling experience will test even the most confident drivers.


6. Zoom over a quarry at Wire Zip Slide in Chepstow

Just over the border, Chepstow is home to the Wire Zip Slide, one of the UK’s longest zipwires at 700 metres. Launching off the cliff, the slide will zoom its passenger over the 70m-high quarry. A thrilling activity worth getting in the car for, adrenaline junkies should put this one on their bucket lists.


7. Swing from tree tops at Go Ape

As the UK’s No.1 forest adventure provider, GoApe’s sky high obstacle course features wobbly bridges, zip wires and dizzying podiums to climb up. A great place to test your nerve and unleash your inner Tarzan, GoApe at Mallards Pike is set in the Forest of Dean.


8. Reach new heights with Cotswold Balloon Safaris

Soar through the skies with Cotswold Balloon Safaris, getting a true bird’s eye view of the beautiful countryside. A unique experience, the balloon safari will test the stomachs of even the bravest adventurers.


9. Avoid the bullets at Paintball Raiders in Gloucester

Ready, aim, fire! Dodge oncoming bullets at Paintball Raiders in Gloucester. Not for the faint hearted, participants have to stop themselves getting hit while trying to take out their opponents. The trick is to walk away with the fewest bruises!


To find out more about Hope for Tomorrow’s Wing Walk challenge, see soglos.com/wing-walk.

For more information about SoGlos’s Charity of the Year, see soglos.com/charity-of-the-year, call the charity on (01666) 505055 or visit hopefortomorrow.org.uk.


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