Go Ape at Matfen

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Go Ape at Matfen: Climb the trees and slide across high wires, crawl through tunnels, cross rope bridges, walk the planks and zip down to the ground.

The course in the grounds of Matfen Hall is the latest addition to the Go Ape Tribe and is now open.

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GoApe! Matfen lies a mile or two to the north of Hadrian's Wall near to Corbridge. If arriving at the site from the south, west (Newcastle-u-Tyne) or east (Hexham/ Carlisle), take the A69 to the main Corbridge turn off which will be signed for Corbridge and the A68 to Jedburgh. Take the A68, climbing up out of the Tyne valley for a couple of miles until you reach a roundabout at the Errington Arms. This is the junction of the A68/B6318 and you will see signs for Matfen Hall from this point. Take the third exit at the roundabout (i.e. turn right) onto the B6318 which is the Roman military road which runs over the remains of the Wall. Follow this for about 2 ½ miles looking for a turn off to the left, again signposted Matfen Hall. After turning left, the road runs north in a straight line until a left/right ‘chicane' just before some woodland. As the road straightens out again, look for a right turn towards the Golf Driving Range/ Par 3 course. At the end of this single-lane track, turn right into the car park and you will see the Go Ape cabin at the top of the bank. If you are at the Hall car park, you have gone too far.

There are various cross-country routes for travellers from the north, but it is best to pick up the A69 from the A1 and follow the route described above. If you happen to get a little lost, the nearest place to Matfen that is signposted widely is Stamfordham. There is a road leading from the village to Matfen village. From Matfen, follow the road past the Hall and across the golf course before turning left into the golf driving range as above.


Opening times (22 May - 31October):
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:00 AM - 5:00 PM9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Closed Tuesdays during term time

Opening times (November):
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM-----9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Address: Go Ape Matfen, Matfen Hall Hotel, Newcastle, NE20 0RH, UK

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