Sandwell Valley High Ropes set to re-open in the Spring

Published 22nd December 2017

The highly-popular High Ropes adventure activity in the Sandwell Valley at West Bromwich is to re-open in the spring – when it is rebuilt following an arson attack.

The fire in March destroyed the adventure facility near Sandwell Park Farm which had thrilled thousands of rope climbing enthusiasts.

Now after support from the council’s urban design and risk and insurance sections and staff from the Sandwell Valley Country Park the exciting attraction is to be re-opened.

As well as providing an active day out for families from Sandwell and beyond, it will cater for schools, young people and adults, corporate team building, youth groups and parties.

The high ropes soar 40ft above the country park and the course includes a climbing tower and a high wire winding around obstacles including wobbly logs.

It also includes bridges and hanging vines, and a high-speed zip wire for the trip back down to the ground.

In addition, there's the ‘Leap of Faith’ – an aerial descent that mimics a parachute drop back down to earth.

Cabinet member, Councillor Paul Moore said: “This is great news because I know how popular this attraction was for people who enjoy a challenge in life.

“It was a huge blow when the feature was destroyed by fire and I am pleased that the council has been able to get it back into working order by the Spring.”