Abseil at Newport Transporter Bridge

Newport Transporter Bridge
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Abseil at Newport Transporter Bridge

  • Climb 278 steps before abseiling ‘free-fall’ from the boom (platform) to the ground below.
  • The height of the boom is 54 meters (178 feet).
  • We Abseil from the Coronation Park side of the Bridge above the Motor House to the car-park below.

Entry Fee

  • The entry fee is £35.00
  • (Entry fee is to cover event costs and is non-refundable)

Raise Sponsorship

  • We ask that you raise as much sponsorship as possible to help maintain vital care services for people in Newport and surrounding areas.
  • A minimum of £75 is requested


  • Abseil T-shirts together with a range of St David’s Hospice Care merchandise will be available to purchase on the day.

Fancy Dress

  • Feel free to dress up as a superhero (this is 100% optional)

Weight/Age Restrictions

  • The abseil is open to anyone over 18, or those under 18 with consent and attendance at the event from a parent or guardian.
  • The minimum age is 14 years on the date of the event.
  • The maximum age is 70 however please let us know if you’re over 70 and interested in taking part.
  • Minimum Weight: There is no minimum weight, however the instructors must be able to fit the harnesses properly and securely, which they won’t be able to determine until the day. We advise anyone who is concerned they may not fit the harness to get in touch.
  • Maximum Weight: 21 stone is the maximum weight, however if anyone has concerns over whether they might not fit the harness then please get in touch.

Contact us

Register Online

Online entry for the Transporter Bridge Abseil has now closed, however we have a handful of abseil times available. To find out more get in touch by calling 01633 851051 or email hello@stdavidshospicecare.org


Once you’ve registered, start your fundraising by downloading a sponsorship form at the top of this page or by creating a Just Giving page here:


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About the Newport Transporter Bridge

Why a transporter bridge?

In 1900 Newport was a very busy port, much of it centred up river from where the Transporter Bridge now stands.

Industry was expanding on the east side of the river which, for the population largely based on the west side, meant a 4 mile walk to cross the river by the town bridge to get to work.

A ferry operated but the ever changing times of the tide and its extreme rise and fall meant this was not a practical method of crossing for work – there had also been a number of fatal accidents.

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Abseil in the Dark – info coming soon

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