Exhilarating and nerve-racking, Go Ape’s Segway at Night experience at Thetford Forest is perfect for thrillseekers

Exhilarating and nerve-racking, Go Ape’s Segway at Night experience at Thetford Forest is perfect fo

Exhilarating and nerve-racking, Go Ape’s Segway at Night experience at Thetford Forest is perfect for thrillseekers. Pictures: BEN JOLLEY/HARRY RUTTER. - Credit: Archant

Exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time, GoApe’s new Segway at Night experience is one for the thrill-seekers.

Reporter Ben Jolley onboard his segway in the middle of Thetford Forest.

Reporter Ben Jolley onboard his segway in the middle of Thetford Forest. - Credit: Archant

Journeying through the woods of Thetford Forest in the pitch black with just a torchlight on your helmet to lead the way makes for an eerie but incredibly fun evening out.

With the opportunity to spot montjack deer, badger and owls, the forest becomes a totally different place at night. Running until this weekend, it’s safe to say the limited series of after-hours events is aimed at the more adventurous among us.

After an introduction, safety talk and training lesson, we’re soon feeling at home and comfortable on our “steeds”, as our instructors joke, heading towards the trail centre.

Don't miss your last chance to experience Go Ape Thetford's Segway At Night series this weekend.

Don't miss your last chance to experience Go Ape Thetford's Segway At Night series this weekend. - Credit: Archant

Increasing in the number of humps and sharp corners, there’s a real sense of achievement as we complete each of the four trails – and to be given a certificate at the end of the session, after a two-mile free ride back to camp, makes it even more memorable.


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“Not many people would have been in a forest after dark,” instructor John says as we make our way back to the training base.

“Senses are heightened, too, as you negotiate the trails under the beam of a head torch - it’s a different, exiting experience.” Though they know the trials well, they admit they still find it creepy in the dark... but don’t let that put you off.

Reporter Ben Jolley onboard his segway in the middle of Thetford Forest.

Reporter Ben Jolley onboard his segway in the middle of Thetford Forest. - Credit: Archant

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Don’t miss your last chance to experience the 2018 Segway at Night fun this weekend. Sessions run from 5-6pm and 6.20-7.20pm on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November.

To book visit www.goape.co.uk/thetford

Thetford Forest becomes very eerie in the dark.

Thetford Forest becomes very eerie in the dark. - Credit: Archant

Reporters Ben Jolley and Harry Rutter before their Segway At Night experience at Go Ape Thetford

Reporters Ben Jolley and Harry Rutter before their Segway At Night experience at Go Ape Thetford - Credit: Archant

Don't miss your last chance to experience Go Ape Thetford's Segway At Night series this weekend.

Don't miss your last chance to experience Go Ape Thetford's Segway At Night series this weekend. - Credit: Archant

Reporter Ben Jolley onboard his segway in the middle of Thetford Forest.

Reporter Ben Jolley onboard his segway in the middle of Thetford Forest. - Credit: Archant

You even get a certificate at the end of the experience

You even get a certificate at the end of the experience - Credit: Archant

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