Day 156/365 of Steel – Treetop Walkways

High up among the tree tops, you can get a new perspective on life. Tree top walks and canopy walkways are fun for the whole family.

The Belgian Promenoir des Cimes
Fig 1: The Belgian Promenoir des Cimes
Photo: Serge Brison

Walkways through trees are often made in a combination of wood and steel. These are two natural materials that complement each other well. Steel offers a number of important advantages for this type of application: it is light and safe, it allows large spans and therefore few obstructing columns. It is mechanically strong, and when galvanised or weathering steel is chosen, it offers excellent protection against corrosion without the need for costly maintenance.

Xstrata Treetop Walkway, United Kingdom
Fig 2: Xstrata Treetop Walkway, United Kingdom
Photo: © Jane Wernick

In the last ten – fifteen years, treetop walks have sprung up like mushrooms, so it was difficult to make a selection. 

Forest Tower of Camp Adventure
Fig 3: Forest Tower of Camp Adventure
Photo: Stig Nygaard 
Cycling through the Trees / Burolandschap
Fig 4: Cycling through the Trees / Burolandschap
Photo: © Visit Limburg
Camp Adventure Observation Tower
Fig 5: Camp Adventure Observation Tower
Photo: © Rasmus Hjortshoj

About the Author:

Bruno Dursin – Managing Director at Believe in Steel. Bruno has more than 30 years of experience in promoting steel & steel solutions. His clients benefit from his extensive network within the building industry.

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