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Cava Lighthouse

Orkney Isles

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Located at the northern tip of Cava, an island in the north west corner of Scapa Flow. It is visible when travelling on the ferries between the islands of Houton and Flotta.

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Cava Lighthouse, Orkney Isles

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Orkney Isles


round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted white.

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Height of Tower:

9.5 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

11 metres

Character of light:

flash every 3 s, white or red depending on direction.

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Getting there:

by boat once on the island on foot





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Page Ref: Cava Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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