Footage has captured England’s “longest and fastest” zip wire in action after it opened officially yesterday at Bluewater.

Hangloose Adventure gives thrill-seekers the chance to notch up speeds of 60mph as they travel down one of four 725-metre zip lines newly-installed amongst 50 acres of parkland.

Sitting atop a 40-metre chalk cliff, the Skywire is the first of nine new attractions to be built at the site, which will include an outdoor skydive experience, Europe’s largest swing and Europe’s largest outdoor climbing wall.

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Robert Goodman, Senior Centre Director at Bluewater, said: “This is undoubtedly a landmark day in Bluewater’s 22-year history.

“The addition of a new visitor attraction for the south east of England, accessible to millions of people within an hour’s drive, is a proud moment for everyone involved.

“Already, we have had huge interest in Skywire not just locally, but from across the UK and overseas. 

“To operate England’s fastest and longest zip wire is a huge draw, and to have Hangloose as our partners, given the huge success of their operation at the Eden Project, is a significant scoop for us.

“From forward bookings already taken, we know that thrill-seekers will travel great lengths to ride on the zip wire and we’re sure our regular guests will equally be dazzled by the attraction and the spectacular view of our parkland as they fly through the air at up to 60 miles per hour.

“Adding in our retail stores, restaurants, bars, leisure, cinema and free parking, Hangloose Adventure – Bluewater is even more of a must-visit, day-out destination.

"And not just for people living in this part of the country, it will drive tourist spend in the region from around the UK and, with our nearby high-speed international rail link, into France too.”

Three more Hangloose Adventure attractions are set to launch over the next 12 months. 

Europe’s largest rock climbing wall will open at the end of the year, followed by a 45-metre-high giant swing, and by early 2022 the destination will be home to Skydive, a free-fall experience not found anywhere else in Europe.

These will be followed by five more experiences: a bungee tower, giant slide, clip and climb, waterdrop boulding wall, and Via Ferrata, a route-marked climb using metal rails and rungs embedded in Bluewater’s cliff walls.

Tickets for Skywire, England’s longest and fastest zip wire, are available at