Sunday, June 23, 2013
The Eden Project near St Austell is home to the largest captive rainforest in the world. Now visitors will be able to enjoy it from a whole new perspective with a soon-to-be open treetop walkway.
For the past few months work on the much anticipated Rainforest Aerial Walkway has really stepped up a notch. Now the first stage is due to be open to the public within the month. But if you can’t wait that long, you’ll be pleased to hear that preview tours are already underway, and are set to continue until 26 June.
The journey begins at the Rainforest Basecamp where a narrator will tell you all about the people who live in the rainforest. The tour then continues onto the nest where you are treated to spectacular views across the canopy. A second walkway leads visitors through the treetops to a cliff path in the wall of the dome. In time there will also be a weather station, a field station and a Fruit Bar.
Dr Jo Elworthy, Eden’s director of interpretation, said: “Now, 12 years after we opened, our forest has grown and is reaching for the sky. At last, we have been able to start to build the walkway and, with you all, take to the trees.”