Lighthouse Walk Information
Information for Participants
Important Information for Participants
Do please read this before you set off as it contains essential safety information.
The start will be at the check-in point, just up the lane from the kiosk. The first part is over the Downs to Cow Gap which will take around 15 – 20 minutes, and from there you will be able to go down to the beach. The steps down to the beach are a bit steep and narrow which can cause a little bit of congestion, so please be patient! Once on the beach, turn right and head for the lighthouse which will take around 50 – 55 minutes to reach. Please do not leave earlier than the published start time, as the sea will not be clear of the Lighthouse.
When you get back, please return to the kiosk area at the start where we will give you a certificate certifying that you have undertaken the Lighthouse Challenge.
When you get to the lighthouse, you will be able to walk round it and achieve your objective. Some people are tempted to walk up to the platform leading to the door of the lighthouse, but we would strongly advise against doing this, as steps to the platform are narrow and extremely slippery, so you do so very much at your own risk.
Key Times - all times BST
16:45 – Commence walk after registering. Water will not be clear of lighthouse if you leave earlier.
17:30 – Final time that we can allow you to depart, as after this tide will have turned at lighthouse.
18:25 – Forecast low water.
20:21 - Sunset