Climb a big tree at Scotney Castle

Join the Big Tree Climbing Company at Scotney Castle to reach new heights.

Children climbing at the top of a tree with ropes and harnesses

Hops and Honey Weekend

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September, 10am-4:45pm

Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights. They will teach you how to enter a tree’s canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can’t be found on the ground whilst hanging out in the canopy and if you’re feeling brave you could try some branch walking before returning safely to the ground.

Each session is run for up to 8 people, creating a unique and intimate experience. Activities are suitable for ages from 6 to 100! We encourage the whole family to participate or feel free to watch and photograph that special moment of your child climbing high into the canopy of a tree for the first time.

Each session lasts for one hour and costs £20 per person.

For details about how we can adapt activities for those with special needs please contact in advance and we would be delighted to discuss your requirements.

For more information and to book your session visit

Hops at Little Scotney farm

Hops and harvest at Scotney Castle

As the home to the National Trust's only working hop farm, September is the perfect time to visit Scotney Castle to see the hop harvest coming in at Little Scotney farm.