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South Wales ZipWorld Plans Revealed

11 Apr 2019

Plans for a ZipWorld in Rhigos on the site of a former colliery in South Wales have been revealed. The adventure development could include three zip wire courses, parking faciliites and a reception area. The proposed development could provide employment opportunities for 8 full time and 50 part time staff when fully operational.


The consultation process has started on the attraction which will be based at the site of the former Tower Colliery in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The site is south of the villages of Rhigos and Hirwaun, covering an area of land on the Rhigos Mountain, located around 0.5km and 1km to the west of the A4061 highway, between Blaenrhondda and Hirwaun.

The ziplines, which will will use the same technology and structures as Zip World’s existing Velocity attraction, will be split into three separate zip wire courses, referred to as Zip A, Zip B and Zip C.

Zip World has grown rapidly since launching its first superfast zip line at Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda in 2013. Over the past five years the company has contributed £251m to the north Wales economy, according a 2018 report from North Wales Tourism, and created 450 permanent jobs, with 93% of the staff living locally.

Source: Wales Online

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