This cache is located at the most easterly point in Britain, Ness Point.
This low lying part of Lowestoft used to be known as the Beach Village, which grew up during the 19th century as a result of the areas booming fishing industry. Heavy flooding during the 1950’s led to the village being destroyed. The area is now industrial.
Impossible to miss and very close to Ness Point is Lowestoft’s wind turbine ‘Gulliver’. Standing 80 metres tall, Gulliver is one of the tallest onshore wind turbines in Britain.
Wind turbine construction began: December 2004
Gulliver began generating electricity: January 2005
Type : Vestas2 NM923 Generating Capacity: 2.75MW
Tower Lower Section: 71 tonnes, 17m long 56ft), 4.2m (14ft) max. Diameter
Tower Middle Section: 65 tonnes, 29m long (95ft)
Tower Top Section: 46 tonnes, 29m long (95ft)
The Hub height (turbine base to rotor hub): 80m / 262ft
The Tip height (turbine base to blade tip): 126m / 413ft
Blade Size ( X 3 ): 10 tonnes each, 44.8m / 147ft long
Wind Turbine Rotor diameter: 92m / 301ft
The Nacelle (houses the gearbox and control systems): 83 tonnes, 11.2m / 37ft long, 3.3m /11ft wide, 3.8m / 12.5ft high
You can approach this cache from the north or south on foot or by bike along the sea wall. If you prefer to drive there is a free parking area right next to the cache - just head north along Gas Works Road, following the road around to the right. Parking overlooks the sea.
Bring A Pen, Good Luck And Enjoy