Charity abseil venues

Organise a charity abseil from almost any type of building or structure.

Charity abseil venues range from iconic buildings, towers and bridges right though to viaducts, cliff faces and sports grounds. All perfect for a charity adventure challenge!

A good starting point for finding a charity abseil venue is to consider using your own office building. If it is suitable this will save you both time and money and is ideal for those who are completing a charity abseil as a fundraising idea for work.

Some people also contact the local media e.g. newspapers or radio to make an appeal for a charity abseil venue. Hiring a building can be pricey so it is worth making an appeal stating the nature of your cause and the high fundraising potential of a charity abseil event. You will find that many companies are keen to help fundraise for charity and may wish to be involved due to publicity and association with your cause.

Public buildings are definitely worth considering as a charity abseil location. Some great venue ideas are schools, colleges, hospitals, fire stations and libraries. Using a public building as a location can also be a good means to find eager participants wanting to take part in a sponsored event and fundraise for a great cause.

Follow these simple steps to get organising, or visit our blog for a more detailed process.

How to identify a good charity abseil venue

On your visits to Charity Abseil locations look for flat rooftops or balcony, avoid an angled or sloping roof.  We will need something to attach abseil ropes to. If there is nothing available we may need to bring specialist abseil equipment or have scaffolding put in place to make your sponsored event possible.

Making contact with the venue

When contacting an abseil venue ask for the building manager or person responsible for health and safety. Very often they will know if the building has ever been used for a charity abseil and can give you an idea of the building's suitability for abseiling.

Organise a site visit

Once you’ve made contact you should arrange a visit to the abseil venue to see if it suits your needs and your charity abseil event.

Get snapping!

It is really important that you take photos of your charity abseil site. We use the photos to assess whether your abseil from that venue is possible. Following an assessment of the photos, we can give you an estimate for the event.
We require photos of all the abseiling areas listed below.

  • Accessing the Roof - are there any hazards or complications to access the roof such as ladders?

  • Roof (abseiling start point) - We will need a selection of photos of the intended abseil descent route and directly behind it so we can see the options for attaching our ropes.

  • Abseil Wall - What type of wall is it?  Please note that most types are suitable including glass.  It is also very helpful if we are provided with the height of the building.

  • Landing area - A clear space for your fundraising participants to land is needed.  Ideally, the abseil landing space should be on private property and can be cordoned off from members of the public.  If this is not possible you will need to contact the local council to seek permission to cordon off a public pavement for the abseil event.

After you Have Taken the Photos

Once you have the photos of your charity abseil site all you have to do is send them to us via We can take a look and assess the suitability of the venue for a sponsored abseil event and will also provide you with an estimate.

Our Charity Abseil Site Visit

We will arrange a suitable time to complete a site visit to your charity abseil location with you and will discuss the abseil in detail.

We will complete a detailed risk assessment, method statement, emergency action plan and final quote for your charity abseil.

If you have any questions about finding a charity abseil venue please contact us.

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