The Northern coastline of England is an area of outstanding natural beauty within the British Isles. Bamburgh Lighthouse stands of the very edge of the sea on a scar called Harkess Rocks and is the most northerly land based lighthouse in England.
Operated and maintained by Trinity House the lighthouse still provides today essential service to an area made famous by the heroic actions of Grace Darling who lived in the nearby village of Bamburgh. The lighthouse was built in 1910 and provides for safe passage to mariners around the Farne Islands, Holy Island and Seahouses.
Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club has for several years, with the kind permission of Trinity House, operated a Special Event Station at the lighthouse during the International Lighthouse Weekend (3rd weekend in August).