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Aber Zip Wire

 

Aber Zip Wire is our most amibitious project, with the aim being to deliver an exciting project that will have a major economic impact on both Aberystwyth town and the region.

Progess to date

  • January 2020 – site meetings held with contractor JM Adventure
  • February 2020 – Commissioned JM Adventure to carry out a Phase 1 Feasibility Report on the construction of Aber Zip Wire. The proposal identified 2 possible options:

Option 1

Zip Wire from the top of Constitution Hill
on the northern end of the bay to a location on the beach near the Pier

Approximate zip wire distance – 1000 metres
Direction of the zip wire – SW
Approximate zip wire drop for the distance – 76 metres

Option 2

Reduce the distance of the Zip Wire and launch from a lower platform, slightly down the hill and land further along the bay.

Approximate zip wire distance – 490 metres
Direction of the zip wire – SW
Approximate zip wire drop for the distance – 43 metres

What happens next?

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, further scheduled work from JM Adventure has been put on hold. As soon as possible in 2021, further studies will be carried out by JM Adventure, including finalising the location. Following that, community consultation will be carried out prior to a full planning application being submitted. A business plan for the project will then be produced and we will then be in a position to apply for match funding.