12.00 – 4pm (please note that the last tour starts 30mins prior to closing)
Sunday 1st October, Sunday 15th October, Sunday 5th November, Sunday 4th March and Sunday 18th March
Guided tours to the top: Admittance: £2 adult, £1 if under 16 Children must be taller than 1.06m (42”) to climb to the top. If you have any queries or require any further information please ring 0151 353 0861
For a number of years Leasowe Lighthouse has been the venue for regular very successful charity abseil events. At a height of 101 feet, the building is not too daunting and offers an ideal opportunity for a novice to take up the challenge.
The Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse (FOLL CIO) organise the event and invite anyone to participate. Each individual pays a non-refundable registration fee to FOLL CIO and is then able to tout for sponsorship to raise funds for his favourite charity. Several local charities regularly take part gathering together small groups of supporters to join the fun. It is a good way of raising surprising amounts of money and everyone has a good time.
The ropes are set up by AbseilUK which has all the necessary qualifications and insurance cover to satisfy requirements. Harnesses, helmets and gloves are provided and instructions given on the day. Abseilers need a certain level of fitness to climb up the 130 steps to the lamproom where they have to climb out through the window on to the balcony before stepping off and trusting the harness.
To date our youngest abseiler was 8 years old and the oldest 83 years!
A photograph is taken from the top as the abseiler steps down to start the descent and all successful participants are given a special abseil badge.
The images above are from our most recent abseil on 30th September 2017. They are three generations from the same family – grandson, aunt and grandfather. It was Liam’s idea and he ‘roped in’ his relatives.
If you would like to take part or find out more about these events look out for announcements on our website and Facebook page or contact email@example.com or call 0151 353 0861