The low ropes course consists of a series of linked challenges. The ropes, wires, platforms and other course elements that make up the "obstacles" are no more than 50cm high but the team members must remain off the ground as they negotiate the course.

Throughout the activity, team members perform crucial roles directly supporting and encouraging each other and must work together to successfully complete the course. This team task is often included as an activity in our bespoke team development, leadership and organisational development programmes as it is helpful in developing effective team co-operation and problem solving skills. The low ropes requires good team work to complete successfully.

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Extending the activity

Depending on the learning needs of the group our instructors or facilitators may add '"complications" to the low ropes course. These may require the team to show additional skills such as planning, coordination and memory retention. Some elements of the course are suitable for inclusion in a fun team build or adult activity session and the course is particularly suitable to prepare teams for a session on our high ropes course.

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Activity criteria

The activity is fairly gentle and does not require more than a moderate level of physical fitness to complete. The session is supervised by fully-qualified instructors at all times. All the participants in the group are fitted with appropriate safety equipment. The low ropes course is suitable for adults and children over the age of 8.

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Key facts

  • Allow at least 45 mins Ideal for bespoke programmes and group sessions
  • Suitable for adults and young people
  • Moderate physical activity
  • Can accommodate more than one group at a time
  • Good activity to combine with high ropes
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What do visitors say

"I found negotiating our way around the low ropes quite challenging, especially when the instructors introduced their 'added complications' to the course"

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