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Local high ropes adventure course set to open in mid-September

Posted on Thursday 17th September 2015 at 8:15 am by SH (Editor)

[Advertising Feature] Almondsbury-based outdoor adventure centre offers challenges for participants all ages.

Mojo Active high ropes challenge.

A purpose built high ropes course is coming to Mojo Active’s Almondsbury location, great news for anyone seeking a new and exhilarating way to experience the great outdoors.

The challenge course will complement the low ropes elements already used by the activity centre, and will be open to the public from mid-September, from 10am to 5pm weekends and school holidays. Families and individuals can book 1.5 hour sessions online at www.mojoactive.co.uk

“Our high ropes course is packed with exciting challenges for people of all ages. As well as providing an active day out for individuals and families, it will also cater for schools, corporate team building, stag and hen parties, and children’s parties,” says Mark Johnson, who co-founded Mojo Active in 2012 alongside business partner Jo McConnell.

The structure combines 15 vertical and horizontal challenges and is accessed by an initial climb up a Burma Bridge. From there, you will cross the rickety bridge, climb to the islands in the sky, swing over the organ pipes and enjoy the long ride down the final zip wire, all under the careful supervision of fully trained instructors.

Latest safety equipment

Participants wear a climbing harness and are protected by a safety wire at all times. The course uses the very latest ‘CLiC-iT’ belay system, with at least one of the karabiners connected at all times to ensure optimum safety. Children aged 7+ should have no problems clipping on securely and enjoying the full experience. This allows groups and individuals to learn about risk taking, test their own perceived limits and understand how to work collaboratively – all while the adrenalin is kicking in and they are having fun.

“North Bristol has been calling out for a high ropes facility, and we have recently invested to meet this demand, while enhancing our range of activities that support our philosophy of outdoor adventure, fitness, safety and fun,” says Jo, “If it’s been a while since you’ve climbed a tree, then it’s time to come and see us!”

More: Facilities are set in 100 acres of private land overlooking Severn Bridge »

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Dog walkers stumped by Council’s new cricket field sign

Posted on Friday 5th October 2012 at 6:50 am by SH (Editor)

Sign at Baileys Court Activity Centre: "Playing fields - no dogs allowed".

A local resident who exercises his dog on the cricket field at Baileys Court says the Town Council is putting out contradictory signals about whether dogs are allowed at the site.

The claim comes after a new ‘No Dogs’ sign was erected on the main gates into the site, despite Council staff having told people for years that “responsible” dog owners are welcome.

The confusion is compounded by the fact that there are still various signs asking owners to clear up after their dogs and numerous waste bins still in position around the playing field.

Tom Adkins, who regularly walks his Labrador at Baileys Court, told The Journal:

“I understand what the authority is trying to achieve but the signage is wrong. If responsible dog owners are welcome, this is what the sign should say – along with a warning that failure to comply will result in you being asked to leave. As it is, owners do not know where they stand and are open to abuse from persons who are anti-dog, like I gather some have received from cricket club members.”

“Having a banning sign and then providing dog waste facilities is simply contradictory and no help to anyone. If anything, responsible owners are now likely to avoid the field for fear of rule breaking, so all the Council will have achieved is to alienate the type of dog owners that they have said are welcome.”

According to Mr Adkins, Council workers at the site say they have received several complaints about the new signage from confused dog owners.

More: "Our policy is not to ban dogs," says Council »

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