Do you dare to Tackle the Tower?

A visitor abseils down the red and white hooped tower of Souter Lighthouse

We're offering a handful of brave people a rare chance to abseil 76ft down the lighthouse under the expert guidance of outdoor activity specialists Pinpoint Adventure.

It's all for a good cause. After many years' service, the play equipment in the Foghorn Field has seen better days. In fact, you might have noticed that we have recently removed an old favourite, the pirate play ship, due to its state of disrepair. By taking the plunge and raising a minimum of £75 sponsorship, you can help us install new play equipment so families can enjoy adventures a little closer to the ground for years to come.

Preparing to take the plunge and abseil down Souter Lighthouse
A young child at the top of Souter Lighthouse prepares to abseil down the tower
Preparing to take the plunge and abseil down Souter Lighthouse

To find out how you can sign up for our Tackle the Tower sponsored abseiling event on either Saturday 14 July or 15 September, please visit our what’s on page. No experience necessary, you'll be in the safe hands of the team from Pinpoint Adventure.

If abseiling isn’t your thing but you’d still like to help, we will also be raising funds for new play equipment via donations and raffle ticket sales in the shop. Every £1 spent on a raffle ticket means £2 towards the project, as well as a chance for the buyer to win the first prize of £10,000. 

Each visit to the lighthouse, event attended, souvenir or gift bought in the shop and drink, meal or snack enjoyed in the café helps us to look after Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, now and for the future.