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Calf of Eday Lighthouse

Eday, Orkney Isles

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Eday is an island southwest of Sanday, and 15 miles north of the main island of Orkney mainland. It is the 9th largest island of the Orkney's.

The lighthouse is located on Eday about half a mile north of Blett (not the Calf of Eday which is a smaller island to the northeast, separated from Eday by Calf Sound). There should be good view from a walking trail north from Blett.

There were protests when the Lighthouse Board announced plans for the replacement of the original lighthouse in 2000, as a result, it was replaced with an aluminium replica of the original.

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Calf of Eday Lighthouse, Orkney Isles

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Orkney Isles


octagonal cylindrical aluminium tower with lantern and gallery. Entire lighthouse painted white.

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Height of Tower:

9 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

9 metres

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three flashes every 10 s, white, red, or green depending on direction.

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Getting there:

by ferry from Kirkwall





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