For viewing the lighthouse:
March - September, 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month 1pm - 5pm
October to February 1st Sunday of the month 12pm - 4pm
Guided tours to the top:
£2 for adults. £1 for Children who must be 1.06 metres tall to be able to take the tour.
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.