- strong static rope, 10 - 18 mm diameter line is suitable in conjunction with a swing seat
- hammer (or something similar), to throw the rope over a tree's branch
- tape and clipper, to cut the rope
- lighter, to burn and seal the cut ends of rope
- piece of wood or monkey/disc swing seat and attachment.
1) Locate a suitable tree with a sturdy branch. Overhanging a bank or brook is perfect.
2) Cut a length of rope that is twice the length from the branch to the ground.
3) Seal both ends of the rope using a lighter. Let the ends cool before continuing.
4) Tie one end of the rope to a hammer. At the other end, tie a double bowline knot.
5) Now throw the hammer over the branch - this the fun bit, but pay attention to anyone
standing close by!
6) Untie the hammer and thread this end through the bowline knot. Pull the rope through so
that the knot moves up to the branch.
7) If necessary, cut the rope to a suitable height and seal the end.
8) Attached a suitable piece of wood as the seat and use up any spare rope in your knot.
9) If attaching a monkey swing seat, tie another double bowline knot in the end of the rope.
10) Attach your monkey swing, if needed, and enjoy!
PS don't forget to tell us the location of your rope swings so that we can add them to the database