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  • Hemp Rope Breaking Strains

Natural 100% Hemp Rope 20mm

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Quick Overview

This chunky 4 strand 20mm rope is a great choice of organic and sustainable rope for your next project. Did you know that Hemp ropes float? Used for generations as the rope of choice because it was stronger and more rot resistant and kinder on the hands than all other natural fibre ropes. They are suitable for a huge number of uses, practical & decorative, both indoor & out.

Prices below for Ropes by the metre, up to any length you require.

Please note once cut to length, rope cannot be returned.

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Availability:274 in stock

  • Buy 25 for £4.28 each and save 5%
  • Buy 50 for £4.08 each and save 10%
  • Buy 100 for £3.83 each and save 15%
  • Buy 250 for £3.60 each and save 20%
  • Buy 500 for £3.38 each and save 25%
  • Buy 1000 for £3.15 each and save 30%


Prices are shown per metre.

This 4 strand 20mm natural hemp rope is perfect for using in your home or garden. It’s a highly versatile organic rope which is great for making a natural rope swing, adding a nautical theme to any areas, for your craft projects, home decoration, as decking rope, handrail rope, as well as a traditional sailing rope, construction rope and much more!

These ropes are the very highest quality hemp ropes available. As standard, our Pure Hemp Ropes are made in the EU, using excellent Long Fibre grown using organic farming methods.

A Brief History of Hemp Rope

Being the strongest natural plant fibres around, hemp has been used for thousands of years by civilizations across the globe as a rope making material. Some of the oldest archaeological evidence of hemp rope dates back to 8,000-10,000 BC in China, where pottery has been found with imprints of hemp rope. From the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans up to the vikings in the middle ages through to the Royal Navy in the 16th-19th centuries, hemp rope has been a common factor in our shared history. Famously used in sailing vessels for millenia and arguably key to the most successful nautical ventures of the British Royal Navy, viking longboats, and ancient maritime civilizations such as the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, hemp rope was prized for its incredible tensile strength and abrasion durability.

Environmental Benefits

Hemp is a fantastic natural sustainable and ethical choice of rope! Hemp plants improve air and soil quality. Hemp is a “carbon sink”, it’s proven to be better than any other plant, crop or tree at removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Hemp plants can grow in poor quality soil, and they leave the soil in a better condition than before they were planted. Hemp requires less water to grow than other natural rope materials such as jute, flax or cotton and requires absolutely no chemicals whereas crops like cotton are responsible for 25% of global agricultural chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers. Hemp rope naturally biodegrades fairly quickly if left untreated, unlike synthetic ropes which release harmful plastic microparticles into the environment and take hundreds of years to break down naturally. Therefore, hemp is the best choice for our environment!

Suggested Uses

  • Garden Decking Rope
  • Traditional Sailing Rope / Rigging Rope
  • Canal Boats
  • Nautical Theming
  • Hanging Shelves
  • Adventure Playground Equipment
  • Children's Play Areas / Jungle Gyms
  • Rope Swings
  • Ropes Courses
  • Treehouses
  • Rope Ladders
  • Rope Bridges
  • Rope Nets
  • Rope Fences
  • Edging and Framing
  • General Arts and Crafts
  • Natural Pet Toys
  • Parrot Climbing Frames, Activity Centres and Jungle Gyms
  • Dog Chew Toys
  • Equestrian - Horse/Pony Lead Ropes, Tack Ropes, and Halters
  • Tow Rope
  • Tug of War Rope
  • ...and whatever your imagination can come up with! Let us know what you plan on using your hemp rope for.


  • Diameter: 20mm
  • Circumference: 62.8mm
  • Construction: 4 strand, twisted
  • Breaking Strength (maximum load): 4092lb / 1856kg
  • Weight (per metre): 253g
  • Origin: Europe
  • All-Natural: Yes
  • Core: No
  • Buoyancy: Floats
  • Abrasion Resistance: Excellent
  • Tensile Strength: Excellent
  • Knot Retention: Excellent
  • Biodegradable: Yes


Please note, hemp rope can have a strong and distinct natural aroma when it first arrives. Some have described it as similar to hay or flour sack. Although this aroma does almost disappear after a few months of use, a certain unique smell can remain detectable for the lifespan of the rope. The smell only gets more pleasant over time, while also becoming weaker. After a while the less pleasant notes fade away and you will be left with a sweet and natural hay-like aroma from your hemp rope.


Store in a cool dry place.

String, Twine and Braided Cord

Looking for Hemp braid cord (similar to sash window cord)? Follow this link.

Looking for thin/fine hemp string or twine? Follow this link.

Uncertain which size/type you need? Order a samples card through this link.

Additional Information

Classifications 100% Organic, 100% Vegan, Eco World, UV Safe

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  1. 5 stars! review by Liva on 10/03/2020

    Durable and strong rope!

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