A NEW nerve-testing freefall drop has been launched at a south Cumbria adventure hub. 

Treetop Drop is the new freefall drop at the Zip World site at Brockhole, near Windermere/

The new attraction offers a freefall experience, where visitors will be dropped safely from 32ft, feeling the ultimate weightless plummet. 

The vertigo-inducing platform offers the initial rush of freefall with the knowledge that Zip World’s safety system will kick in for a slow and final descent to the ground.

Suitable for ages five and above, visitors will climb steps before reaching the top of the tower, where they can decide what kind of drop they would like to experience.

Tom Kenny, general manager of Zip World Windermere, explained the new attraction is a concept they have been planning for a while.

"It is a fantastic new addition to Zip World Windermere," Mr Kenny said.

“We wanted to expand on what is already featured at the site by creating something that takes the thrills of the ropes and zip wires to another level. 

"The sheer adrenaline rush of the freefall from Treetop Drop offers just that, but with all the safety you would expect from Zip World.  It is open to anyone from age five upwards, so it is perfect for families or anyone who dares to give it a try."

The drops can be purchased either as a single drop or bundled up to try two or three drops.   

They will be available to purchase from £15 for one, £20 for two and £25 for three attempts. 

Apart from the new attraction, Zip World Windermere also features Full Trek and Mini Trek, using a range of different obstacles for participants to take on high up in the trees and the Treetop Nets, which is a bouncy experience for younger visitors to climb, run and slide in enclosed safety nets, hoisted up in the trees.

For more information about Treetop Drop and the other experiences at Zip World Windermere and reservations visit their website here.