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UK’s first mountain cart experience launches in north Wales

Tear down a Welsh valley this summer

The company behind the fastest zip line in the world and underground bouncy nets has just launched its latest attraction in time for summer 2019, the UK’s only mountain cart experience.

The new attraction, Quarry Karts, is situated on the edge of the historic Penrhyn slate quarry and will allow visitors to challenge their rivals at speeds of up to 40mph in a three-wheeled mountain buggy. All while taking in the breath-taking Welsh views which could soon be classed as a World Heritage site rivalling the scenery of the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef.
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On the new £1million adrenaline experience riders will make their way down the three-kilometre dirt track which starts at 1500ft+ above sea level at a 10% gradient overcoming a series of obstacles on the way, including chicanes, tunnels and banked corners.

Quarry Karts at Zip World

The karts are gravity fuelled, with a low centre of gravity and the independent hydraulic disc brakes provide the control needed to drift around corners while putting rider’s reflexes, judgement and white-knuckle driving ability to the test.

Zip World president and co-founder, Sean Taylor said:

“Quarry Karts is the first and only mountain cart experience in the UK, where thrill-seekers can take on not only nature and gravity but each other as they tear down the mountain. As well as the breath-taking views, we love the competitive nature of this experience. What better way to settle your rivalries than sharing the exhilarating thrill of tearing down a 1500-ft high mountain at speeds of up to 40 mph!

“Over the past five years as a company we’ve contributed £251m to the Welsh economy, and at our peak creating 400+ jobs, with 93% of the staff being from the local area. We’re proud to be diversifying the North Wales area and bringing people from all walks of life to our beautiful country.”

This is the latest attraction from Zip World which has 12 adventures across three locations in North Wales with experiences including Bounce Below, a unique subterranean bouncy nets system in slate caverns, Fforest Coaster the UK’s only alpine coaster and a variety of the fastest and longest zip lines.

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The adventure business also has plans to expand into the South Wales valleys with three new zip lines.

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