The longest and fastest zip wire in England, Skywire, is to open on May 14 at Bluewater, one of Europe’s leading retail and leisure destinations.
Landsec is redefining the Bluewater experience and Skywire is the first of nine unique attractions that will comprise Hangloose Adventure, a brand new large-scale leisure offer at Bluewater. Skywire is the focal point of Hangloose Adventure, and includes four individual 725-metre-long zip wires linked to a 15.5-metre high dispatch tower situated on Bluewater’s 40-metre high chalk cliffs, creating a vertical drop of 55 metres. Riders of the Skywire will achieve speeds of up to 60 mph as they make their descent.
Three more Hangloose Adventure experiences are set to launch at Bluewater over the next 12 months: Europe’s largest rock climbing wall will open, this will be followed by another first when a giant swing opens, reaching a height of 45 metres, equivalent to a 12-storey building, the swing is twice as high as Hangloose’s original giant swing at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Completing the first wave of experiences in Skydive, in which guests can fly up to ten metres high and free-all in a 200mph column of air.
These will be followed by five more experiences: a bungee tower, giant slide, clip and climb, waterdrop boulding wall and Via Ferrata, a route-marked climb using metal rails and rungs embedded in Bluewater’s cliff walls.