uklighthousetour

One crazy lady and a bizarre obsession = an ongoing tour of the best lighthouses the UK has to offer

The Route

This page is currently awaiting an edit. The list below shows only those I was aware of for my 2012 tour. A full list will appear soon.

Below is the route I took in 2012 in six legs. Those marked with an * I have yet to visit or was not able to see on my tour.

You may notice that some of the more well-known lighthouses are missing from this list. The likely reason for this is that those I had already previously visited (such as Portland Bill and Hurst Point) were not part of my tour. These will appear on the edited page soon.

Leg 1 – East Coast England

  • Naze Tower – north of Walton-on-Thames, Essex
  • Dovercourt – two structures, south of Harwich, Essex
  • Harwich – two lights, north of Harwich, Essex
  • Orfordness – on end of long spit running parallel to Orford, Suffolk
  • Southwold – Suffolk
  • Pakefield – south of Lowestoft, Suffolk
  • Lowestoft Harbour – Suffolk
  • Lowestoft – north of Lowestoft, Suffolk
  • Gorleston – Gorlestone on Sea, Norfolk
  • Winterton – Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk
  • Happisburgh – Norfolk
  • Cromer – south east of Cromer, Norfolk
  • Hunstanton – north of Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • River Nene – two lights, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
  • Killingholme – three lights, north of Immingham, Lincolnshire
  • River Ouse Whitgift – Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • River Ouse Apex – Yorkshire Waterways Museum, Goole, North Humberside
  • Spurn Light Vessel – Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Paull – south east of Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Thorngumbald Clough – south of Paull, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Spurn Point – south of Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Withernsea – East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Bridlington – East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Flamborough – east of Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Scarborough – North Yorkshire
  • Whitby – north east of Hawsker, North Yorkshire
  • Whitby Harbour – three lights, Whitby, North Yorkshire
  • Teesmouth – north west of Redcar, North Yorkshire
  • Hartlepool Seaton Carew – County Durham
  • Hartlepool Harbour – County Durham
  • Hartlepool The Heugh – east of Hartlepool, County Durham
  • Seaham – County Durham
  • Sunderland – two lights, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Souter – south east of South Shields, Tyne and Wear
  • South Shields – Tyne and Wear
  • North Shields – Tyne and Wear
  • St Marys – north of Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
  • Blyth – two lights, south of Blyth, Northumberland
  • River Coquet – two lights, north east of Amble, Northumberland
  • Seahouses – Northumberland
  • Bamburgh – north west of Bamburgh, Northumberland
  • Lindisfarne – on south of Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed – north of Spittal, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Leg 2 – Scotland

  • St Abb’s Head – St Abb’s, Scottish Borders
  • Barns Ness – south east of Dunbar, East Lothian
  • Fidra – Dirleton, East Lothian
  • Inchkeith and Newhaven – two lights, Newhaven, Edinburgh, Midlothian
  • Methil – Fife
  • Elie Ness – south of Elie, Fife
  • Anstruther – Fife
  • Fife Ness – Fife
  • Barry Buddon – Carnoustie, Angus
  • Scurdie Ness – Angus
  • Tod Head – Montrose, Aberdenshire
  • Girdleness – Aberdeenshire
  • Aberdeen Harbour – Aberdeenshire
  • Buchan Ness – Boddam, Aberdeenshire
  • Peterhead – Aberdeenshire
  • Rattray Head – north east of Rattray, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
  • Fraserburgh – Aberdeenshire
  • Kinnaird Head – Fraserburg, Aberdeenshire
  • Rosehearty – Aberdeenshire
  • Macduff Harbour – Macduff, Aberdeenshire
  • Banff Harbour – Banff, Aberdeenshire
  • Whitehills – Aberdeenshire
  • Cullen – Moray
  • Cliff Terrace – Buckie, Moray
  • Buckie Harbour – Buckie, Moray
  • Covesea Skerries – west of Lossiemouth, Moray
  • Chanonry Point – Fortrose, Highland
  • Cromarty – Highland
  • Tarbat Ness – Wilkhaven, Highland
  • Lybster – Highland
  • Noss Head – Wick, Highland
  • Duncansby Head – east of John O’Groats, Highland
  • Dunnet Head – north of Dunnet, Highland
  • Holburn Head – Scrabster, Highland
  • Strathy Point – Totegan, Highland
  • Cape Wrath – Highland
  • Stoer Head – Raffin, Highland
  • Rhue – Highland
  • Rubh Re – Melvaig, Highland
  • Skye Bridge – Eilean Ban, Highland
  • Neist Point – Waterstein, Highland
  • Ornsay Island – Ornsay, Highland
  • Glenelg – north of Glenelg, Highland
  • Ardnamurchan – Highland
  • Corran – Highland
  • Appin – north west of Appin, Argyll and Bute
  • Crinan – Argyll and Bute
  • Ardrishaig – Argyll and Bute
  • Mull of Kintyre – south west of Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute
  • *Sanda – off of Kintyre, Argyll and Bute
  • *Caladh Beacon – north of Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute
  • Toward Point – Toward, Argyll and Bute
  • Renfrew – Renfrewshire
  • Perch & Steamboat Quay – Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire
  • Cloch – Cloch, Firth of Clyde
  • Ardrosson Pier Head – North Ayrshire
  • Troon Harbour – South Ayrshire
  • Ayr – South Ayrshire
  • Turnberry – South Ayrshire
  • Girvan – South Ayrshire
  • Loch Ryan – South Ayrshire
  • Corsewall Point – Kirkcolm, Wigtownshire
  • Killantringan – north of Portpatrick, Wigtownshire
  • Portpatrick – Dumfries and Galloway
  • Mull of Galloway – Cairngaan, Dumfries and Galloway

Leg 3 – North West England

  • Silloth – two lights, Silloth, Cumbria
  • Maryport – two lights, Maryport, Cumbria
  • Whitehaven – various lights, Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • St Bees Head – south west of Whitehaven, Cumbria
  • Hodbarrow Point – east of Haverigg, Cumbria
  • Ulverston – north east of Ulverston, Cumbria
  • Walney Channel – Roa Island, Cumbria
  • Walney Island – south of South End, Cumbria
  • Morecambe – Lancashire
  • Heysham – two lights, Heysham, Lancashire
  • Glasson Dock – Lancashire
  • *Plover Scar – west of Upper Thurnham, Lancashire
  • Fleetwood High Light – Lancashire
  • Fleetwood Low Light – Lancashire
  • *Lytham – Fairhaven, Lancashire
  • Hale Head – Hale, Cheshire
  • Ellesmere Port – Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
  • Woodside Ferry – Birkenhead, Merseyside
  • New Brighton – New Brighton, Merseyside
  • Leasowe – west of Wallasey, Merseyside
  • *Bidston Hill – south of Wallasey, Merseyside
  • Hoylake – Hoylake, Merseyside
  • Hilbre Island – south west of Hoylake, Merseyside

Leg 4 – Wales

  • Point of Ayr – Talacre, Flintshire
  • Great Orme – Gwynedd
  • Trwyn Du – north of Beaumaris, Isle of Anglesey
  • Point Lynas – east of Amlwch, Isle of Anglesey
  • Holyhead Breakwater – Porth-y-felin, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey
  • Holyhead Admiralty Pier – Isle of Anglesey
  • South Stack – Isle of Anglesey
  • Llanddwyn Island – Newborough, Isle of Anglesey
  • Aberystwyth – south of Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  • Fishguard – Pembrokeshire
  • Strumble Head – north west of Goodwick, Pembrokeshire
  • St Ann’s Head – Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, south west of St Ishmael’s, Pembrokeshire
  • *Milford Haven – north east of St Ann’s Head, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire
  • *Saundersfoot – east of Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire
  • Burry Port – Carmarthenshire
  • *Whitford Point – north of Landimore, Glamorgan
  • Mumbles – south west of Swansea, Glamorgan
  • *Swansea – Glamorgan
  • *Porthcawl – Bridgend
  • Nash Point – west of St Donat’s, Vale of Glamorgan
  • *Flatholm and Barry Dock – Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
  • West Usk – east of St Brides Wentloog, Gwent
  • East Usk – Nash, Gwent
  • *Gold Cliff – Gwent
  • *Charston Rock – east of Portskewett, Monmouthshire
  • *Redcliffe – Chepstow, Monmouthshire

Leg 5 – South West England

Leg 6 – South and South East England

  • *Beaulieu – south of Fawley, Hampshire
  • Southsea Castle – south of Fratton, Hampshire
  • Littlehampton – West Sussex
  • Shoreham – Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex
  • Newhaven – East Sussex
  • Beachy Head and Belle Tout – south west of Eastbourne, East Sussex
  • *Hastings – Hastings, East Sussex
  • Dungeness – two lights, Dungeness, Kent
  • Folkestone – Kent
  • Dover – three lights, Dover, Kent
  • South Foreland – two lights, St Margaret’s At Cliffe, Kent
  • Ramsgate – Ramsgate, Kent
  • North Foreland – north of Broadstairs, Kent
  • Margate – Margate, Kent

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