TG3930 : Clifftop path to Happisburgh

taken 13 years ago, near to Whimpwell Green, Norfolk, Great Britain

Clifftop path to Happisburgh
Clifftop path to Happisburgh
The path starts where Doggetts Lane ends; it leads from Eccles on Sea to the village of Happisburgh, the lighthouse of which can be seen in mid-distance, across a harvested cereal field.

Happisburgh Lighthouse was built in 1790; it is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. Two lighthouses were built after 70 sailing ships and 600 men were lost during a severe winter storm in 1789 - Low Light was situated on the cliftop but has since tumbled into the sea, and High Light, located 400 yards inland from it, which still stands. Its tower is 85ft tall and the lantern is 134ft above sea level. The Low Light was discontinued in 1883; the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous Haisborough Sands. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) - LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 September, 2008
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Path > Path   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 391 303 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.0463N 1:32.8231E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 392 303
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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