Swinging on a rope swing in a local wood, at a campsite or in your own garden is a classic way to spend sunny afternoons relaxing outdoors. Rope swings are a cheap and easy way to have fun and can last a lifetime.
To make the swing, you will need:
*Some rope, at least 5mm thick
*A heavy object, such as a small rock
*A tree branch or other support strong enough to hold your weight
*A tire, a plank of wood or a smooth, reasonably fat stick
Step 1: Finding a Place for Your Rope Swing
It is essential that you find a suitable place for your rope swing. Ideally, you want to have it on a slope, over a drop or over a stream, river or lake so you get the feeling that your actually flying. A tree is the best place for it, but you could hang it from some type of support.
*Choose a place where you cannot swing into anything, i.e. the tree/support itself
*Make sure that the branch/support that you are using is not dead or dying/rotten or rusting