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Adventure ahoy! You'll soon learn the ropes...

Byline: Laura Love Reporter laura.love@trinitymirror.com

THE OPENING date for Teesside's sky trail has been revealed.

Air Trail Tees Barrage, the PS1m high ropes course on the banks of the Tees at Stockton, will official opening on Saturday, February 13.

Based at Tees White Water Course on the Tees Barrage, the 18m high attraction will be the highest of its kind in the UK and will be the only place in the country where one can be found alongside an Olympic standard white water course.

The attraction will be run by Tees Active, which runs leisure facilities and activities across the borough on behalf of Stockton Council.

The course will feature 38 unique tests for explorers to tackle, including two zip rails and a 10m high climbing wall.

There will also be Air Tykes - a mini ropes course with nine challenges for young users. It is estimated Air Trail Tees Barrage will generate a projected surplus of at least PS100,000 per year while also significantly increasing visitor numbers to Stockton borough. It will be open on weekends and bank holidays. Air Trail Tees Barrage will also be available to privately hire for birthdays, corporate and group bookings.

Bookings for Air Trail will soon be able to be made online.

Air Trail is the latest in a series of new leisure attractions coming to Stockton borough.

Next week sees the launch of the PS300,000 GoClimb at Billingham Forum - billed as "the biggest and newest all inclusive climbing adventure to burst out of the Tees Valley!" That includes 21 unique climbing walls, a 22ft vertical plunge slide, and a leap of faith.

In December, Jump 360 trampoline park opened its doors at the former Collectables store on Portrack Lane. That includes basketball lanes, foam pits, a penalty shootout area and tumble tracks.

It is run by the firm which runs the nearby Fun Shack and Clip and Climb.

And the canoe white water course at Tees Barrage was recently upgraded.

| For more information, visit www.airtrail.co.uk or contact 01642 265454.

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| Building work, left, and the structure now, above PICTURE LEFT BY IAN COOPER

| The PS1m Air Trail high ropes course at the Tees Barrage, above, is scheduled to open shortly and will feature similar activities to those shown right, with an artist's impression shown far right PETER REIMANN

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 3, 2016
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