The team at outdoor kids clothing company Muddy Puddles know a thing or two about adventuring. As they point out: “There is nothing more inspiring than taking a walk right up amongst the tips of the trees where you get to feel like a bird, a fairy, or a cheeky monkey looking out on the world through the branches.” Here, they present the finest treetops walks in Britain…

BeWILDerwood, Norfolk
Up in the branches of BeWILDerwood there is a wonderful world full of mysterious creatures and magical adventures. Discover tree-houses, swing from zip wires, and race across jungle bridges for a day of incredible fun.


Salcey Forest, Northampton
Take a walk on a tree top walk 15 metres above the woodland floor (that is as high as 8 tall daddies standing on top of each other). From the walkway be amazed by the incredible views of Salcey Forest and the adjoining woodlands of Yardley Chase. Only 7 miles from Northampton city centre you’ll find an abundance of wildlife and history at the forest.

Go Ape, Cumbria, Nottingham, Surrey and many more…
We love the adventures offered by our friends at
Go Ape, where there is the chance to go canopy exploring, trail blazing and charging through obstacle challenges in 28 incredible sites across Britain. This is an amazing day out for children aged six and up – grumpy grown ups included.

Landmark Forest, Carrbridge, Scotland
Landmark Forest has the UK’s original treetop trail, built around 30 years ago. The treetop walk can make you feel like Robin Hood up in the high trees of the  pine forest. Climb to the top of the ‘Fire Tower’ to take in the views and use the telescope to spy enemies approaching along the railway up the mountain.

Treetop Walking Kew Gardens, London
Stratospherically high in a land of ancient lime, oak and sweet chestnut trees, the tree top walk at Kew is a big climb up to an 18 metre height but worth it when you get there. Young adventurers can enjoy getting up close to the birds, insects and fungi that can be found at these surreal heights.

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