Saturday, 20 April 2019
The Small Lighthouse at Spy House Point, Polperro, Cornwall
It looks quite precarious lodged on Spy House Point, Polperro - but I guess a lighthouse has to be seen far out to sea, otherwise it wouldn't be a lot of use!
When the lighthouse was in operation - it was decommissioned in the 1950s - the light was visible between eight and twelve miles. It was built in 1911, replacing the previous lighthouse built in 1904.
When walking east along the coastal path, from Polperro, there is another narrow path leading to steps that lead to the lighthouse. Great views out to sea, of course. There is a safely rail around the building to, hopefully, stop visitors falling 140 feet and splashing into the sea.
It's easy to miss the lighthouse - as can be seen in the photo below - as the building is only 16 feet tall.
Walking The South West Coast Path Into Polperro, Cornwall
I'm starting off in Mevagissey for today's post, with it's jumble of boats and fishing paraphenalia. I'm now...