Charity abseils and zip slides

Charity abseils and zip slides

Conquer your fears by taking on one of these challenges for your chosen charity.

As well as being profoundly exhilarating, launching yourself off a cliff on a charity abseil is an effective way of getting people's attention and raising funds. Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor, outlines the appeal.

Abseiling is thrilling, terrifying, adrenaline-fuelled - and an unforgettable experience. And what better way to make sure you don’t chicken out at the top than the promise of a healthy pile of donations waiting for you at the bottom? The opportunity to raise money for a charity of your choice can often provide you with a level of inner strength you never knew you had.

Whereas other charity challenges will provide the platform for you to improve your health and fitness, perhaps the best side-effect of taking part in a charity abseil is the opportunity to face and conquer your fears. Of course, if those fears don’t exist, then it’s simply an epic adventure anyway.

It’s simply a case of choosing your platform and taking the plunge. You can launch from a bridge, building or cliff-face. Obviously, safety is of paramount importance and on any of the abseils listed below you will be supervised by experienced instructors for the entire duration of the event.

An abseil or zip slide for charity is challenging, rewarding and sure to grab the attention of many. Take a look through the abseils below and click for details of the challenge and charity/charities. You can enter a few basic details to be instantly emailed further information.

St Mungo's Broadway
St Mungo's Broadway
Abseiling 240 feet Abseiling
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £20
Abseil off the tallest sculpture in the UK located on the Olympic Park with iconic views. Take in a totally new perspective of London whilst abseiling from the 240ft platform. Age 18+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
2 hours Zip lining
Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £60
'The Nearest Thing to Flying'! An adrenalin fuelled attraction in the most dramatic of settings – Penrhyn Quarry, nestled in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales. Age 7+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
1 days Bungee jumping
UK wide, UK UK
| Sign up for £30
Get well out of your comfort zone & do something completely different with a bungee jump operated by the market leaders in the UK for bungee jumping. UK wide & many dates available. Age 14+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Abseiling 280 metres Abseiling
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK UK
| Sign up for £45
This slide starts 40m up, from the roof of BALTIC, and travels 280m diagonally across the River Tyne before finishing on the Newcastle quayside.
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
Belfast, NI - County Antrim, UK UK
| Sign up for £15
Calling all daredevils - are you ready to take the 110ft plunge down Belfast's iconic Europa Hotel for Cystic Fibrosis?
Open challenge
Open challenge
200 metres Zip lining
Glasgow, Scotland - Central Scotland, UK UK
| Sign up for £40
Throw yourself down a 200m zip line at Intu Braehead!
Open challenge
Open challenge
Abseiling 230 metres Abseiling
Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, UK UK
| Sign up for £37.5
This challenge offers the thrilling opportunity to zip from the iconic Tyne Bridge in Newcastle.
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