The British Lighthouse Trail, my first book, is a regional guide to lighthouses throughout the mainland and islands of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Back in 2012 I undertook a month-long tour of lighthouses on mainland England, Scotland and Wales. This blog was created to describe my lighthouse visits during that original tour. After months of planning I set off with, what I thought was a comprehensive list of lighthouses, but I found a number of others on my journey, particularly in Scotland.
After my tour, I discovered even more I had missed which encouraged me to continue researching. This research expanded to incorporate island lighthouses as well as those in Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Whilst there are some printed publications and online lists available most are either fairly geographically selective, include only the larger structures, or feature almost every lit aid to navigation.
I felt that those wanting, as I did, to visit all of the British lighthouses, or those interested in a specific area, really needed a handy resource to help plan, and take with them, on their adventures.
I hope that this book will prove useful to individuals who purposely take trips to visit lighthouses and wish to have a guide to help along the way, and equally to those who are interested in seeing lighthouses in the areas they happen to be visiting.
The book, released in September 2019, is available to order from the Whittles Publishing website.