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Go Ape at Bedgebury and Leeds Castle announce early closures due to high wind

Families hoping to enjoy their Easter holidays at Go Ape have been turned away after high winds forced the adventure parks to close early.

At around 9.30am today Go Ape Bedgebury, near Cranbrook, posted on its Facebook page alerting customers to the sudden closure.

Go Ape in Bedgebury was forced to close early due to high winds
Go Ape in Bedgebury was forced to close early due to high winds

It said: "We are going to have to close early today (12/04/23) due to the high winds predicted this afternoon.

"If you have a booking after 12:00 today then we will be in touch this morning to discuss your options."

An identical post went up on the Leeds Castle branch Facebook page.

A yellow weather warning for wind was declared by the Met Office today lasting until 8pm, with gusts of around 47mph predicted.

Go Ape has been asked for a comment.

Strong winds were predicted. Stock image
Strong winds were predicted. Stock image

Meanwhile, earlier this afternoon a fallen tree blocked the railway line near Gravesend.

Southeastern tweeted at 2.18pm to warn passengers services could be delayed or cancelled.

By 3pm, the tree had been removed but some delays remained.

A fallen tree was also cleared from the A20 Maidstone Road at Hothfield around Cades Road at about 4.45pm and at just after 5pm, there were reports of another tree down, this time on the A2 London-bound around the A28 Wincheap, Canterbury. Traffic was said to be coping well.

There's disruption this evening on DFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries between Dover and Calais due to poor weather conditions.

At 7pm, P&O Ferries was experiencing delays of up to 90 minutes. DFDS sailings were operating with delays of up 90 minutes. Irish Ferries was operating to schedule. There were also delays reported at that time of up to two hours on DFDS Seaways between Dover and Dunkerque due to the bad weather.

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