A new treetop walk has opened in the beautiful Avondale Forest Park, offering breathtaking, 360 views over Wicklow. The walk was opened by President Michael D Higgins last week and it’s already proving incredibly popular with the public.
It’s accessible to all, with a ramp that curves all the way to the top of the 12-story structure and visibility across the forest and further afield. The wide, curved ramp allows visitors to look out from the very bottom to the very top and once you get to the top you can either turn back or take a huge, snaking slide all the way to the bottom.
The Beyond The Trees Avondale Treetop Walk has been in the works for a while and it cost a whopping €19 million to build but tickets cost €14 per adult for access to the suspended walkway and, of course, the slide! However, you can buy family tickets for up to five people which will set you back €38.
It’s all part of a sustainable model for tourism in Ireland and the treetop walk sits within the grounds of the beautiful Avondale Forest Park in Co. Wicklow. Twelve similar structures already exist across the EU, all built by EKE.
Beyond The Trees incorporates several innovative features that help the attraction accommodate people with different needs. For example, there is a changing place for those who need it and a sensory garden, too. All too often attractions only cater to those who are neurotypical and have full mobility but Beyond The Trees is a place that everybody can enjoy, which is fantastic!
It’s an exhilarating experience, getting to the top of this colossal wooden tower and gazing down at the forest. If you’d like to book tickets or read more about Beyond The Trees Avondale Treetop Walk then check out the website.