Arundel Castle Abseil

Congratulations to everyone who conquered the castle!

Event details

Thank you to everyone who took part in this special event in support of Chestnut Tree House. We will post the photographs from both days on our Facebook page as soon as possible.

Location: Arundel Castle, BN18 9AB
When: Saturday 25th March 2023 at 9:00am
End: Sunday 26th March 2023 at 5:00pm
A smiling woman abseiling down the Arundel Tower

About the abseil

Abseil 180ft down Arundel Castle’s tallest tower! Climb 200 steps up the iconic Bake House Tower’s winding staircase. Soak in the breath-taking panoramic views of Arundel and the South Downs then descend the side of the epic 180-foot tower to be knighted with your bespoke castle medal. You'll get:

- An unforgettable abseil
- Chestnut Tree House t-shirt
- Unique castle medal upon completion
- Event fundraising pack
- Fundraising support and advice

Frequently asked questions
  • Must be over 14 years old
  • Must be under 135kg or 21.5 stone
  • Maximum waist size, measured above the hips 140cms including clothing so that the harness is safe and secure.
  • Head size 60cms including a light weight hat.
  • Participants will be able to invite their supporters to join them at the foot of Bake House Tower on the day. The Castle and grounds will be closed.

Registration closes on 16 March 2023.

Choose from one of the 3 funding options and take your place in history today!

  • Do your own fundraising: Pay £20 per person when you register and  then fundraise a minimum of £305. Register for own fundraising here.
  • Do a mixture of paying now and also fundraising: Pay £100 per person when you register, and then fundraise a minimum amount of £225. Register for mixed funding here.
  • Do the event completely self-funded: Choose to register today and pay £285 (you’ll be asked for a deposit when you sign up – then we’ll be in touch to take the rest of the payment). Register for self-funding here. 

Read our Abseil FAQs document which covers all the essential info you need, or get in touch for anything else.

We’re here to help you fundraise

Our friendly fundraising team are on hand to help you every step of the way, and you’re going to have heaps of fun in the process. We know that fundraising seems challenging, but our team will have you exceeding your targets in no time!

One of our top tips is to break your target down into small chunks so it doesn’t seem overwhelming. You could ask everybody in your phone book for £1; you’ll be surprised how such a small amount can make a big difference to your fundraising target.

More event fundraising help
Arundel Castle Abseil Jayne Todd

What to expect from your abseil

The atmosphere on the day was amazing, so much support from everyone, and a healthy dose of nerves! But you're all in it together, and when you see that view from the top…wow! To do it for such a fantastic cause was the cherry on the cake

- Jayne, who took on an abseil for Team Chestnut