A NEW roller coaster zip wire is coming to Calvert Kielder later this month.

Using an adapted roller coaster rail, the custom-built Kielder ZipCoaster will see thrill-seekers harnessed into a seated position as they glide amongst the trees, dipping and twisting at speeds of up to 20mph.

Peter Cockerill, CEO at Calvert Kielder said: “It has taken months and months of hard work and determination from the team so we’re all now absolutely ecstatic to be able to finally confirm what we’ve been working so hard on and see the project nearing completion.”

The only one of its kind within the UK, the Kielder ZipCoaster will become part of Calvert Kielder’s various activities for customers, who can also try their hand at climbing walls and take part in canoeing and kayaking.

The attraction is due to open to the public later this month.