Gwennap Head - QAVS

Welcome to the Gwennap Head Lookout Station

NCI Gwennap Head is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. A visitors room is available during the summer.
Access

The lookout is on the SW Coast path, about half a mile SW of Porthgwarra. There is a privately operated car park at Porthgwarra.

Local Hazards
Cliff tops. Runnelstone Reef. Cattle on cliffs in summer.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone or Ch.65 during watch hours. A live feed from our weather station is also available, 24 hours a day, at www.weatherfile.com (select the Gwennap Head hotspot)
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01736 871351
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
63
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Gwennap Head NCI
Visual Horizon: 
19 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
48 nautical miles

Click Here For Live Data From Our Weather Station (NB: Reported Pressure Corrected to Sea level)

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout Station
Gwennap Head
Porthgwarra
St Levan
Cornwall
TR19 6JW
Station telephone number
01736 871351
Station email address
Station contact
Ian Vinnicombe
Station contact role
Station Manager
01736 810739
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
18:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer hours commence at the start of BST.
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter hours start at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 02.218' N
Longitude: 
005° 40.839' W
OS Reference: 
SW 365 217
Station Elevation: 
230'
What3Words: 
festivity.bluff.hoops
Visual features of station
The lookout is an old coastguard station. It is white painted and on top of a larger brick / stone building and has a flagstaff.

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB