J4893 : The Blackhead lighthouse, Whitehead (2013)

taken 5 years ago, near to Whitehead, Northern Ireland

The Blackhead lighthouse, Whitehead (2013)
The Blackhead lighthouse, Whitehead (2013)
The Blackhead path passes below the lighthouse to the east. It follows the coast on the northern side before ascending by steep steps. On reaching the light there is a small unfenced grassy area, on the cliff top J4893 : Cliff top, Whitehead, which gives this view. It might be a potentially dangerous place in high winds.
The Blackhead Path, Whitehead

A path running from The Banks at Whitehead, along the shore, to the Blackhead Lighthouse (with a parallel path running inland along the cliff and higher ground). It is possible to walk back to Whitehead from the lighthouse, on a surfaced path, via Muldersleigh Hill, McCrea’s Brae and the Islandmagee Road. Steep in places and not suitable for wheelchairs.
Blackhead Lighthouse
The octagonal lighthouse was designed by William Douglass, Engineer to the Commissioners of Irish Lights, and became operational in 1902. Originally painted red, this was changed to white in 1929. The lighthouse was converted to run on electricity on the 23rd September 1965; it now has a light visible for 27 nautical miles. Full time lightkeepers were withdrawn on 31st July 1975. The adjoining house was purchased by the Irish Landmark Trust and is now available to rent as self-catering accommodation.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 27 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Place (from Tags)
Whitehead  Belfast Lough 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 487 934 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.0150N 5:41.3461W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 488 934
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Whitehead  Belfast Lough  Path  Coastal Path  Coastal Scene  Lighthouse  Commissioners of Irish Lights  Cliff Top 

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