Welcome to Canopy Access

The home of all things arboreal.


Whether you are a scientist wishing to study the secrets of the rainforest canopy, a film-maker wanting to film in the tree tops, or an enthusiast with a simple desire to climb for fun – 

We are here to get you up and down safely.


Our training courses bridge the gap between industrial and forestry access techniques. 

We have devised many unique Canopy Access systems of our own over the last 20 years – pioneering rope techniques born of necessity and deployed with great success throughout the worlds forests.



Filming at height in rainforests is our core speciality. 

Clients include BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Disney. Twenty years in the business and 200+ location shoots have provided us with the hard earned experience to confidently offer a number of filming services.


Climbing Experiences

Canopy Access are delighted to offer you the chance to climb into the rainforest canopy

during your Operation Wallacea summer expedition.


Our background

CAL was set up in the nineties to provide technical rigging solutions for the Wildlife TV industry and has been providing rope access, training and consultancy on a full time basis ever since.

We regularly operate in extremely remote forest locations throughout the tropic and temperate regions. From the Amazon and Congo to the towering forests of Asia and beyond.

Twenty years of providing safety at height for working in these extremely challenging and dynamic environments has earned CAL unparalleled experience in this specialist field. We confidently offer a variety of associated services: Rope Training, Canopy Filming, Scientific Research Support and Canopy Construction to name a few.

We hold full combined world-wide insurance for working on ropes in any environment and adhere strictly to UK Health and Safety Executive criteria wherever we operate. All of our staff hold extensive UK HSE accredited qualifications for working at height and we provide full risk assessments/method statements as a matter of routine.

So whether you are planning to work in Britain or Papua New Guinea you can rest assured that you are in very safe hands indeed.

Here are some of the many organisations we are proud to have worked with over the years:

oxford botanic gardens
National Geographic
Global Canopy Programme