Start Point and Its Lighthouse: History, Map and Guide

by Roger Barrett | Paperback, 167 pages

Start Point in South Devon is one of the most rugged and exposed peninsulas on the English coast. At its tip, the guiding lights of the lighthouse have shone, for the benefit of seafarers, for 170 years. Today, as well as being a working lighthouse, it is also a popular visitor attraction. Roger Barrett, a former relief attendant keeper and tour guide at Start Point Lighthouse, tells its fascinating story including the lives of the keepers and their families, and the many dramatic wrecks and stirring events that have occurred on and around this spectacular peninsula. He also describes the natural history and the superb scenery of Start Point and provides a guide to three outstanding walks in the area.