WORLD’S FASTEST ZIP LINE! | Wales, United Kingdom 😱

WORLD’S FASTEST ZIP LINE! | Wales, United Kingdom  😱

You’re watching Vagabrothers. We’re in Wales, and this is the world’s fastest zipline. 3-2-1 Good morning Vagabuddies. Welcome back to Vagabrothers. It’s day three of our exploration in Wales, and today we’re surrounded by snow-capped mountains and waterfalls in Snowdonia National Park. Mount Snowdon is right behind us. It’s the biggest mountain in Wales, second biggest in the UK, and this whole area used to be historically slate mining, but it’s recently been rebranded as adventure capital of Wales. So we’re going to find out why in this episode. Stay tuned. The way this thing works is that we are in an old slate mine, and Wales was one of the regions in the UK that produced a lot of slate, a lot of coal; there’s a lot of mining in the mountains here, and this is an old slate mine. I’m having DejaVu. This reminds me a lot of our trip last year to Northern England in the Lakes District because we were at Honister Slate Mine, which I think is the last working mine in the U.K. Obviously when mining….. the mining industry kind of declined here in the U.K. , it caused a lot of unemployment and a lot of different shifts in the economy. So this is an interesting way to see how they’re turning something that once was heavy industry into tourism. We were just sitting here looking at the setup and watching these people go down on this little small zipline here. There’s no way that could be like the world’s fastest zipline. You can’t get going fast enough. You totally thought it was, and then we realized that you just take the zipline, the first one like a warm-up zipline down, and then you hop in a truck from there and you drive all the way up this mountain to up there. We have to put on these little jackets like flak jackets, and then we’re going to put on a harness because we’re going to be hanging head first when we go down. This is going to be insane. Number one down. Warmup done. Just arriving now to the top. It’s called the big zipper. The big zipper, man. Soft landing, you know, if you fall off into the water. Oh my god, dude. I don’t even know if I enjoyed these things Why do I do it? You ready, Mark? Let’s do it. 3-2-1. That was crazy fast. We’ve hopped back into the car, and now we’re driving off to another zip world adventure, but honestly that zipline was amazing. I think that’s the closest you can get to wingsuiting without jumping out of an airplane or off a cliff or whatever. For all the anticipation, it was less scary than it seemed because once you got past the ground below, you kind of lost perspective how fast you’re going opened up over the water and you’re able just to enjoy it. Next we’re going to go to Bounce Below ,which is a really interesting amusement park that is built into the underground caverns of a former slate mine. The scenery in this valley is incredible. We’re driving up this huge kind of u-shaped glacial valley. The tips of the peaks are covered in snow . They’re waterfalls cascading down into the bottom of the valley, and we’re on this twisty, turny road that just hugs the cliffside all the way up and over into the next valley. We have zipped over to a different slate mine, and this one’s got a thing called Bounce Below, which I think is like a bunch of trampolines in this underground cavern that used to be a slate mine. This should be fun. In certain respects, this is kind of similar to what miners would have had to do. They’d put on a hardhat; they’d eat a sausage roll; they would walk or take the train down into the cavern and start mining. Mining was extremely dangerous. They would go 500 meters down underground and then once you started working, which usually started in your early teens, you’d work your whole life. It was extremely dangerous. If they didn’t die from explosions or gases, oftentimes a runaway cart could end your life in a second. Now, if you get triple bounced, you could end your life in a second. What’s the best thing about bouncing down here? It’s in a cave, so it’s amazing and it’s different, and it’s unique. This is what it must be like to be a kangaroo. I’m tired. This is exhausting All right guys. We have journeyed down into this little gully, and we’re in this beautiful forest, and we’ve met up with Richard who’s going to take us foraging. Hi guys.What’s going on Richard? Where are we? We’re on the edge of Clocaenog Forest. We’re just outside the market town of Ruthin. So you’re from Cornwall originally. Why come here, and why get into foraging? There aren’t any mountains in Cornwall, for a starter, but the foraging thing started down there with my family, and it’s something that’s always been part of my life, but I… Wales is such a fantastic climate for foraging. Can you tells us about how foraging has evolved in terms of restaurants and the culinary scene in general? It was the first foraging revolution back in the ’70s when people really started to pick up on the idea of living off the land. I don’t know. It’s like there’s the post hippie movement that started that, and it really kick-started this desire to go out and find wild things to eat and have a greater connection with with our food. We work with people to take them out show them how to gather wild food safely, legally, ethically. Just walked down this path for about a quarter of a mile, and we’ve already found something to add to the list. What do we have here, Richard? We’ve got some wild garlic down there. Really common at this time of year; really easy to find; perfectly safe to eat, but there’s a lot you can do with it. Does it bear any resemblance to our non wild garlic? It’s Allium Ursinum, is its Latin name. It looks more like spring onion with longer leaves, but the scent really intense. That is incredible though. It smells exactly like garlic. It is garlic. It’s wild garlic….. mmm. With this you could just chop it and chuck it on top of a pizza or something ,and you’d get the same flavor as garlic. Or a soup….it works actually quite well with stinging nettle in a soup. Stinging nettle? Yeah, you can make that as well Really? Yeah. We found the next little batch What’s this one? This one is opposite leaves, golden saxifrage. That’s quite a tongue twister. This is like a… like a salad plant, so it’s strange but it tastes a little bit hairy. There’s a weird texture going on with it. Yeah, as it goes down your throat, feels like you just ate a mothball, but it tastes good, cucumber peppermint.. Richard here has a pan and some olive oil, so we’re just going to pan fry these mushrooms, a little bit of wild garlic, have ourselves a nice little Welsh natural feast. Welcome to Chef’s Table, Season 4. Looks good. Hmmm. That’s good, but you can just tell that you got good ingredients, don’t need too much to make it taste delicious. Thanks for watching. That was a super fun day. If you enjoyed this video, make sure you give it a thumbs- up, share with your friends, and subscribe to Vagabrothers and don’t forget to turn on notifications so you get an update every time we publish a cool travel video. Make sure you stay tuned for the rest of the Wales series. We’ve got a lot more adventures coming at you. In the meantime stay curious, keep exploring, and we will see you Vagabuddies on the road. Peace.

100 thoughts on “WORLD’S FASTEST ZIP LINE! | Wales, United Kingdom 😱

  1. Wow, 100mph. That's pretty fast. That's almost as fast as the zipper on my fly after I'm told it's open.

  2. That's an awesome trip. Loved the zipline. I did a ropes course up in Aberfoyle, Scotland a month go with ziplines but MUCH smaller. Also loved the foraging section. very cool. Thanks for sharing! -Henry

  3. Shame you guys couldn't get tickets to Wales vs England playing rugby at the Principality Stadium – with the roof that can open and close, the atmosphere in there for big games is next to unbeatable! Local Welsh Ales on tap throughout the stadium 😉

  4. I wish I had seen these videos when I was studying abroad in England (I was in the Liverpool area) last fall because I could've gone to Wales for more than a day 😭

  5. Ah the beauty! And the sounds of flowing water and music at 8:47 … sighs all around the office break room!

  6. Amazing seeing Wales recognised for its beauty, looking through the comments does make me laugh how "Wales" is seen as a day out. We're a country in our own right there are numerous this you could spend your time in Wales doing not just three things, definitely worth spending a few weeks travelling round 👍🏻 also the fall of the mining industry is almost purely down to Maggie Thatcher rather than the lack of skill ability or resources, a history that will live with the people of Wales forever 😃 said my piece

  7. Its a pleasure and a blessing vigabrothers, we need u back to Jamaica soon I am one of the Caramante dancer and healer of the Scott's hall maroon town St Mary also a herbalist bush doctor ,we need to meet sometime when u come back to view the Jamaican maroon culture ,the dancing singing drumming the spiritual rituals ,we have specific time for this language healing of the nations with herbs ,and menu others ,a love this video wat u are doing now its very nice am so sorry am far away to see u guy's on sailing on that thing today very amazing so wonderful nice job vigabrothers congratulated and welcome .love u both.

  8. it's so exciting to see you guys in the area where i spent so much of my childhood, i hope you had fun! 🙂

  9. Spectacular views!! Catching up on the last two vlogs after such a busy week! I am very grateful guys!!

  10. love it lads! we go every year on holiday to Snowdonia and Anglesey unless we are going U.S, it has some of the best scenery anywhere

  11. Wales looks so incredibly beautiful, I'd love to go there someday and those ziplines are definitely on my bucketlist! I might actually go to GB by myself this summer (I'll be 18), but I'm not sure where to go exactly.

  12. Wow! I want to experience this zip line! I'm currently traveling my way through Southeast Asia, but you're making Wales look so intriguing! Keep it up bros ✌🏼️

  13. Loving the Wales series boys!
    Who does the map graphics at the beginning of the video? They're super slick 👌👌👌

  14. i love this new episode. the drone shots, the extreme adventure, and the foraging. looks like a really great experience

  15. Who knew you could find such high adventure in Wales! That zipline terrifies, so obviously, I have to add it to the bucket list

  16. 5:38 At first I thought "is he crazy, filming while he's driving, and waving his other hand like he just doesn't care!?" But then I remembered you were in Wales. xD

  17. Hi guys! It was a great video. I enjoy the landscapes, the tips and the editing.
    Do you guys do everything, like you shoot them, you edit them, everything?

  18. Zip lining is on my budget list! But, now I gotta do it in Wales!
    I absolutely admire the editing in this video. The color grading and shots of the environment complemented each other perfectly.

    That's awesome how you forged for food in the forest. I'm going to channel your adventurous palette, because I am a very picky eater, and want to push myself to eat more exotic foods.

    Keep grindin', guys!

    – Thania

  19. It's really weird because right after I watched your first Wales video, my husband said to me "hey, did you know there's the world's fastest zipline in Wales? We should go." And I said I did know that because of your video! Think we'll be making the trip. Great video guys, thank you.

  20. Thoughts on the vid:

    1. Had you not mentioned that Snowdonia was an old slate mine, I never would've guessed it – everything there looks so pristine! I guess the zipline was just icing on the cake given that the scenery was just so majestic.
    2. Bounce Below seems reaaaally fun!
    3. Idk if it's just me, but Clocaenog Forest gave off some kind of a Game of Thrones vibe. lol

    The series hasn't even ended, yet I'm already so in love with Wales!

  21. Guys, once you're in Eastern Europe, don't forget to visit Polish Wieliczka Salt Mine. I highly recommend it 🙂

  22. I truly enjoy watching your vlogs! I love that you show all areas of each country you two visit vs. just one major city. Plus, the history is a bonus! Keep up the good work! You both should come explore the Virgin Islands, both the US and the British isles. They are beautiful!

  23. Heck to the no thank you for that zip line 😂 But I'd still love to visit Wales asap. Looks beautiful. Thanks again for your quality content!

  24. My dad and my sister done this a few weeks ago as a Christmas present, we travelled from Norfolk, England. I would never dare do it! I did do the caverns though which was so much fun..
    Anyone who's in the area should definitely go to Zipworld!

  25. Need to visit Wales, landscape is incredible and seems like lots of exciting activities and adventures to do

  26. I always wish I knew more about plants and foraging!! So interesting. I wonder it anywhere in my area does similar things 🤔👍

  27. Come on people get it together. You are in Welsh speaking part of Wales and no mention of the language?

  28. Love your videos, wonderful series on Wales. A minor poin: As magnificient as Snowdon is, it's not the second tallest mountain in the UK: Ben Macdui has that honour (there are a numerous peaks in Scotland higher than Snowdon). You're correct in that Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales though.

    Look forward to seeing more of your vids.

  29. Gutted you missed out the lyn peninsula from abersoch beach on a sunny summers day you can see all the mountains across the bay and if you climb yr eifl on a really clear day you can see Ireland the Lake District and the Isle of Man also hells mouth is a good shout there can be impressive waves and whistling sands is very beautiful

  30. You should of visited the gower coast south wales with stunning views and Pendine Sands in thay use to set the world speed records as its a 7-mile sand beach 🙂 gower is only a 15min drive from my house i love it there also would of been worth checking out midwales with Elan Valley its got 6 dams and amazing views

  31. Its seams like a nice place but I’ve lived here since I was born and its became more boring I’d rather live in the us on England there’s not much opportunities in North Wales I’ve never left the country since last week trust me it’s not great

  32. Also most welsh are against talking English so schools make you feel ashamed for speaking English at home and only welsh is allowed in classes

  33. PS. Really good videos guys. Loving it so far. There is nothing like Wales, it has harsh weather, amazing views and loads of history. Keep it up guys

  34. I'm really loving your videos guys. The only suggestion I would make is to add links to where viewers can find/learn more about the things you're doing. I'd love to do the zip line and the foraging and while it'll be easy enough to find on Google, it would be even easier if you added the links to the description. Just a thought. Either way, keep it up, these videos are inspiring and very informative.

  35. I live in North Wales and keep bottling out of doing this. But after watching this, I'm thinking maybe a should save up and put it back on my bucket list especially with it being on my doorstep. I also love the fact that you give a brief history lesson on the area at the same time. That's brilliant.

  36. Hi guys, great Vlog guys, great fun, but I just wanted to say that Snowdon is the largest mountain in the uk below Scotland. We’re Snowdon doesn’t even make the tip 10.

  37. Brilliant video! I did that zip-line last year as can be seen on my YouTube video. It has changed a lot since you guys were there. The launch areas are now covered and there are 4 zip-lines rather than just 2.

  38. The slate mine you mentioned certainly isn't the last one in the UK. There is still slate mining/quarrying in the area you guys visited. In fact, the Penrhyn Quarry is the largest slate quarry in the UK. I have a friend who works at one of the slate works.

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