Ripon cathedral

High five! Yorkshire estate agency scales new heights with Cathedral charity abseil


Five colleagues from a Ripon estate agency are taking the plunge to help safeguard the future of one of the UK’s oldest cathedrals.

The team from Linley & Simpson are turning daredevils as part of a 115-feet sponsored abseil down the south west tower of historic Ripon Cathedral, parts of which date to 1160.

They include Ripon branch manager Kerry Ferguson; property consultant Amy Gudgeon; land and new homes specialist Greg Smallwood; founding director Nick Simpson; and his son, senior lettings negotiator Ed Simpson.

The descent – on Saturday 18 May 2019 – represents the equivalent heart-thumping  height of around 10 double decker buses.

The cathedral is also well-known to TV viewers around the world as the setting for the hit drama series Victoria.

Kerry said:

The cathedral is such a pivotal part of our community and economy, attracting vast amounts of tourists to the city of Ripon.

The opportunity to support the cathedral development plans for a 21st Century Yorkshire cathedral, was one Linley & Simpson could not pass up. We are thrilled to have this chance to contribute.

It’s also a unique opportunity to see the breathtaking views over Ripon that have earned it the title of one of the UK’s best places to live.

All funds raised by Linley & Simpson and the other 90 or so people taking part will go directly to the Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign, preserving, protecting, and promoting the future of Ripon Cathedral

The Linley & Simpson intrepid team of five can be supported through the fund-raising page set up by Kerry:


  1. Sponsor their fun ? They can surely afford to pay for the privilege themselves being estate agents..

  2. Now if they climbed up to the top maybe I would sponsor them but abseiling down ? No, that is far too easy !

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.