UK's longest zip wire to open

An old slate quarry near Bethesda has been turned into the fastest and longest zip wire ride in the northern hemisphere.

Longest and fastest zip wire in the UK

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Riders will 'fly' over the disused slate quarry Credit: Zip World
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Riders can reach speeds of up to 95 mph Credit: Zip World

The media are being given a preview of the largest zip wire in the northern hemisphere which will open to the public this weekend. The new attraction is at the disused Penrhyn quarry near Bethesda in north Wales.

Local tourist bosses hope Zip World will provide a boost for the area, which already markets itself as an outdoor adventure destination.

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