Falkirk Wheel Abseil

14 March 2025 / Falkirk

Experience the thrill of the Falkirk Wheel Abseil

Date – Friday, 14 March 2025

Location – Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Falkirk, FK1 4RS

Take on the Falkirk Wheel Abseil!

Seven NHS Lothian Charity Champions stood smiling at the camera waiting for their turn to do the abseil. Wearing a harness, helmet and a purple NHS Lothian Charity t-shirt.

About the Event

Aim high and challenge yourself to the Falkirk Wheel Abseil on Friday, 14 March 2025.

Abseil 100ft off the world’s first and only rotating boat lift. Enjoy stunning panoramic views from the top of the wheel and an adrenaline rush as you abseil down this iconic piece of engineering. 

Key Details

  • No experience is necessary: Expert guidance will be provided throughout.
  • Minimum sponsorship: £150.
  • Health and Safety Information
    • Please note that participants do need to be at least 11 years old to take part, with written permission from an adult if under 16.
    • Participants must also be under 18 stone 9 lbs in weight.
    • Waist harnesses fit waist size of 40cm (15.7 inches) to 125cm (49.2 inches)
    • You must ensure that you are medically fit to participate

Register for this thrilling challenge!

Side view of a NHS Lothian Charity Champion starting the decent from the Falkirk Wheel Abseil. Wearing a harness, helmet and a purple NHS Lothian Charity t-shirt

Frequently Asked Questions

No prior experience is necessary. Expert guidance will be provided throughout the experience to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Avoid loose clothing or accessories that could get caught.

You must be at least 11 years old. Those under 16 with written permission from an adult.

Yes, you must be under 18 stone 9lbs (118KG)

In case of severe weather conditions, the event may be rescheduled. We will notify everyone in advance.

Yes, your family and friends are welcome to come and support you. They can cheer you on and enjoy the stunning views.

Abseiling is safe when proper safety measures are in place. For the Falkirk Wheel Abseil, we provide expert guidance and professional equipment to ensure your safety throughout the experience. You will be equipped with harnesses and helmets, and our experience instructors will oversee all aspects of the descent to minimize risks.