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The cache was placed while sea kayaking between Seaford and Eastbourne the views are stunning with cliffs that rise to 531 ft. Please note the cache is NOT placed on Beachy Head Lighthouse but the cache can be accessed at high or low tide if weather is good by kayak / canoe or small boat or by foot. Please ensure the cache is replaced in the bag for weatherproofing.The cache was placed with the kind permission of Natural England YOU UNDERTAKE THIS CACHE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK
In 1902 under the direction of Sir Thomas Matthews, the Trinity House Engineer-in-Chief, the present Lighthouse was brought into service, sited about 165 metres seawards from the base of the cliffs. It took two years to complete and involved building a Coffer dam and cableway from the top of the cliffs to carry materials down to the site. 3,660 tons of Cornish granite were used in the construction of the tower. Beachy Head Lighthouse was automated and demanned in June 1983. It is monitored 24 hours a day from the Trinity house operations and planning centre at Harwich in Essex. In 2011 it was made public that Trinity house had decided not to repaint Beachy Head Lighthouse and allow it to slowly fade to its original grey granite colour. But thanks to 'Keep The Beachy Head Lighthouse Stripes Campaign' which raised £27,000, Beachy Head Lighthouse has kept its iconic stripes and was repainted in September 2013.
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