Dingieshowe Beach

Lighthouses of the Orkney Islands

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updated: 02-10-2018

Tor Ness

Under construction

Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white flash every 3 s. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. A 2008 closeup photo is available, Trabas has Tom Champagne's photo, Marinas.com has aerial photos, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the southwestern corner of Hoy marking the northwestern entrance to Pentland Firth, 13 km (8 mi) north of Dunnet Head Light on the mainland. The site does not appear to be accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. Operator: Northern Lighthouse Board. ARLHS SCO-244; Admiralty A3600; NGA 3084.


Character: Fl W 5s 21m 17M

EngineerJohn Smith Stevenson

Lat, Lon58°46.704' N, 03°17.792' W

Character Flashing White every 5 secs.
Range31.5 km / 17 nM
Tower6 meters
Elevation21 meters above sealevel
Fog hornNo

AuthorityNorthern Lighthouse Board

Tor Ness lighthouse
Tor Ness lighthouse
Tor Ness map
Tor Ness map

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