Scotland is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise.
It should come as no surprise, then, that there are some incredible zip lines in Scotland!
If you’re looking to go zip lining in Scotland then you’ve come to the right place because I’ve rounded up every single zip line in the country for you.
There are zip lines on this list for all ages, whether you’ve got kids or you’re just a big kid at heart!
So from the longest zip line in the country to scenic zip lines over beaches and rivers, here are the 12 best zip lines in Scotland.
1. Killiecrankie Zip Park
Address: The National Trust, Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, B8079, Killiecrankie, Pitlochry PH16 5LG
Phone number: 0345 366 5844
Price: £39 per person
Killiecrankie Zip Park is a part of Highland Fling which is home to some of my favourite outdoor activities in Scotland.
Here you can get your adrenaline racing by bungee jumping and swinging from a bridge!
However, if you’re looking for a slightly calmer way to explore the River Garry then look no further than their Zip Park.
Great fun for all the family, this zip park will see you whizzing through the trees and across the River Garry in the stunning valley of Killiecrankie.
This activity is open to anyone aged 8 and above and costs just £39 per person.
For this price, you get to fly through the trees on nine different zip wires at heights of up to 35 metres, so you best have a good head for heights!
The experience lasts around an hour in total and is heaps of fun from start to finish.
My favourite zip wires were the two that went across the water because they offered great views of the bridge that you may or may not have just jumped off!
Ziplining was the perfect way for us to wind down a fun-filled day at Highland Fling, and I couldn’t recommend it enough.
2. Zip Trek Adventure Park
Address: Delfour Hatchery, Alvie Estate, Aviemore PH21 1NE
Phone number: 01540 651784
Price: £40 per person
Zip Trek Adventure Park is home to some of the most well-known zip lines in Scotland – and for good reason!
This exhilarating zipline course has a whopping 14 zip lines and takes you speeding through a stunning Scottish pine forest.
The views are truly exceptional and you’ll get to enjoy them from some equally incredible zip lines, with their longest zip wire being 550 metres and reaching speeds of 40mph!
Each Zip Trek costs £40 per person and lasts 2.5 hours, and is open to anyone aged eight and up.
Before you take to the trees, you’ll be given a quick safety briefing from G2 Outdoor’s expert guides so you can successfully and safely navigate the course.
You’ll then slowly build up your confidence as you start on smaller zip lines, before making your way to their more thrilling zip lines!
Alternatively, they also have a smaller £35 Zip Adventure for those not ready for the trek yet.
Top tip: for a truly unique experience, book onto their Night Zip Adventure!
Available between the months of November and January, this adventure does exactly what it says on the tin: allows you to zip through the trees at night.
Flying through a floodlit forest won’t be an experience you forget in a hurry!
3. Golden Eagle Zipline
Address: Durness, Lairg IV27 4QE
Phone number: 01971 511404
Price: £15 per person
How many people can say they’ve ziplined across a beach before?!
Well, that could be you if you head to Golden Eagle Zipline!
It’s situated in Durness, the most north-westerly village on the British mainland.
So it may take you a while to get there, but the journey is oh-so-worth it.
If you choose to take on this zipline, you’ll be whizzing by at speeds of 45 mph 100ft above one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
As you can imagine, the ocean views are pretty spectacular if the weather’s on your side.
Sadly, this activity is very-much weather dependent (i.e. they can’t run in strong winds or heavy rain) which means you can’t book ahead.
All you have to do is rock up, approach the launchpad at the top of the cliff, and get ready to zip across the beach!
One ride costs just £10 per person and they’re open from 10:15 am to 5 pm from Easter until late August.
However, they also run shorter days (from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm) in September and October, too, if you find yourself visiting in the off-season.
4. Aloft! Treetop Adventure
Address: Action Glen – Adventure Park, Crieff Hydro Hotel, Knock Rd, Crieff PH7 3LQ
Phone number: 01764 651615
Price: From £35 per person
Aloft! Treetop Adventure is situated on the grounds of the beautiful Crieff Hydro Hotel, a leading spa hotel and resort in Perthshire.
The hotel is truly majestic – and the same can be said for its equally epic treetop adventure!
Each session lasts a fun two hours and tickets start at £35 per person.
However, Aloft! isn’t just a ziplining course.
Instead, it’s a high ropes adventure, comprising rope bridges, tightropes, cargo nets, and climbing walls galore – all 30 feet up in the tree canopy!
Of course, it wouldn’t be on this list if it didn’t have some incredible zip lines, so you have plenty of those to look forward to, too.
The minimum age to participate is seven years and the friendly team at Aloft! provide all the training and equipment you’ll need to take to the trees.
On-site, you’ll also find plenty of fun activities, including watersports, archery, and alpaca trekking!
5. Foxfall at Foxlake Adventures
Address: Dunbar, East Lothian EH42 1XF
Phone number: 01620 860657
Price: £18 per person
For one of the more unique zip lines in Scotland, look no further than Foxfall at Foxlake.
This ropes course is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
Instead of being secured by a safety harness as you would with a typical high ropes course, the only thing that keeps you safe at this low ropes course is the water beneath you.
The ultimate test of skill and balance, this course has different coloured runs which all vary in difficulty.
There are all sorts of different obstacles to tackle, from a climbing wall to a giant spider’s web to, yep you guessed it, zip lines!
Their double zip lines allow you to race your friends and family to the finish line, or simply, fly through the sky together.
Each session lasts a fun 50 minutes, by which point you’ll be more than ready to collapse!
The minimum age for this activity is 6 and tickets cost £18 for children and adults alike.
6. Go Ape Aberfoyle
Address: The Lodge – Forest Visitor Centre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle FK8 3SX
Phone number: 01603 895500
Price: From £20 per person
If you live anywhere in the UK, Go Ape will need no introduction.
But if you’re visiting from abroad, Go Ape is essentially a high ropes course where you can climb, swing, scramble and zipline to your heart’s content.
Designed for adults and older children over 1.4 metres, the Treetop Challenge is the largest of all their adventures.
Go Ape has three sites in Scotland (Dalkeith, Aberfoyle, and Glentress), and the first one I’ll be telling you about is Aberfoyle.
Situated less than an hour’s drive north of Glasgow in the picturesque Trossachs National Park, Aberfoyle is an outdoor haven.
Their treetop challenge is a proud host of two of the longest ziplines in the nation, which will see you flying over everything from trees to waterfalls.
Their longest zip line is a whopping 45 metres high and 426 metres long so it’s certainly not for the faint of heart.
However, while you’re up in the air, you’ll get to enjoy unparalleled views of the hills, valleys, and Highlands that make overcoming your fears so worth it!
This tree top challenge costs £34 and is crazy amounts of fun.
Aberfoyle’s zip lines are so impressive, however, that Go Ape has created a separate £20 Zip Line Experience.
This allows you to skip the rest of the obstacles and just take on the combined 750 metres of zipline fun if you fancy it instead!
7. Go Ape Glentress Forest
Address: Falla Brae Car Park Glentress Forest, Peebles EH45 8NB
Phone number: 01603 895500
Price: From £25 per person
Go Ape’s next location in Scotland is Glentress Forest which is home to Scotland’s highest zip line!
This exhilarating 325-metre-long zip line will see you soaring above the forest canopy 48 metres/160ft off the ground.
And as you can expect from a zip line this high, the views are pretty phenomenal.
They certainly don’t mess around here at Glentress!
Just like Go Ape’s Aberfoyle site, Glentress gives you the option to just do a Zip Line Experience, too.
If you go for the full Treetop Challenge (complete with obstacles galore!), it’ll cost you £34, or if you just want to take to the trees by zip line, you can do so for just £20.
8. Go Ape Dalkeith
Address: Via King’s Gate, Dalkeith EH22 1ST
Phone number: 01603 895500
Price: £33 per person
You know the drill by now!
Just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh, the gorgeous Dalkeith Country Park is home to the final Go Ape site in Scotland.
This Go Ape site has an impressive eight zip wires that run across the River Esk.
However, not only will you get to enjoy river views as you fly through the skies, but you’ll also get to enjoy views of the park’s woodlands, gardens, and historic buildings.
Sadly, this site doesn’t have a separate Zip Line Experience but its Tree Top Challenge is so much fun that you wouldn’t want to miss out on the rest of it anyway!
It costs £33 per person which gets you up to two hours of fun in the trees.
Book in now – I promise it won’t disappoint!
9. TreeZone Aviemore
Address: Rothiemurchus Estate, Aviemore PH22 1QH
Phone number: 01479 811426
Price: £35 for adults and £28 for under 18’s
TreeZone is home to some of the most fun zip lines in Scotland, and their Aviemore site is no exception!
Situated in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park, this aerial adventure course is great fun for all ages.
The experience costs £35 for adults and £28 for children and lasts approximately an hour and a half.
During this time, you’ll be tackling 30 different challenges in the trees, including three fantastic zip lines.
You’ll start your course with the Treecreeper, which is a smaller introductory course with one zip line, before moving on to the more exhilarating Buzzard course which has two zip lines.
On the longest zip line, you’ll reach speeds of up to 40 mph, travelling 100 metres from start to finish!
TreeZone may not be home to the longest zip lines in Scotland but that doesn’t make it any less fun.
10. Treezone Loch Lomond
Address: 1 Ben Lomond Way, Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch G83 8QL
Phone number: 01389 496055
Price: £33 for adults and £24 for under 18’s
TreeZone’s second site is situated on the shores of the beautiful Loch Lomond and is slightly cheaper than its counterpart.
Here, tickets come in at £33 for adults and £24 for children, and for this price, you’ll get to enjoy six fun zip lines.
The zip lines at Loch Lomond are a little shorter, however, with the longest being 65 metres.
In a similar vein to the Aviemore site, you’ll start off with the smaller Treecreeper course, before progressing onto the larger Buzzard course.
Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy everything from wobbly bridges to tightropes to scramble nets.
Oh, and the zip lines, of course!
11. Tree Top Trials Adventure Courses
Address: Tree Tops Trails and Carte Stacking, Kilmarnock KA3 6BW
Phone number: 01560 600569
Price: From £29.50 for adults and £23 for under 18’s
Tree Top Trials Adventure Courses is another great spot to go zip lining in Scotland!
With high ropes obstacles and zip lines aplenty, this scenic Ayrshire site has three courses to choose from.
The first is the Explorer experience which allows children as young as five to take to the ropes.
Designed for kids between five and ten, this rope adventure is three metres high and consists of 14 exciting obstacles, including a zip line at the end!
Secondly, there’s the Pioneer experience which has a minimum age of nine and takes you six metres in the air.
The experience lasts up to two hours and includes three fun zip lines, including a final 115-metre line.
Finally, there’s the Hero adventure which is the best option for adults!
The experience lasts up to three hours, taking you 14 metres in the air, and has a minimum age of 13 years.
This one includes four zip lines, as well as all sorts of other fun challenges including abseiling and an Adam and Eve leap of faith!
Tickets for this final option cost £35 for adults and £27 for 13-17-year-olds.
12. ACE Adventures
Address: Auchnagairn, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QL
Phone number: 01309 611729
Price: £25 for adults and £17 for youths
Finally, we have ACE Adventures, which is situated north of the Cairngorms in a town called Forres.
ACE Adventures is home to a woodland high ropes course, which includes two zip lines, and it costs £25 for adults and £17 for children.
These zip lines are, admittedly, pretty small with the first being 11 metres and the second being 33 metres.
However, along the way, you’ll get to take on all sorts of fun obstacles, including rope bridges and cargo nets.
While this experience is heaps of fun, what ACE Adventures is really known for is its wild water rafting trips.
Why not combine this high ropes course with some rafting for an epic day out?
You won’t regret it – I promise!
So there you have it: a round-up of all the best zip lines in Scotland!
If you’re planning on going zip lining in Scotland soon then it’s safe to say you’re in for a treat no matter which place you pick.
My favourite zip lines in Scotland have to be Killiecrankie Zip Park (because of the great memories I have there) and Golden Eagle Zipline (because who doesn’t want to zipline over a beach?) but they’re all great fun, really.
Pick your favourite and get ready to whizz through the trees!