Great Orme

This lookout station became operational in August 2019. It is housed in one of the NCI’s trailer mounted mobile stations.

NCI Great Orme welcomes anyone interested in the work of the NCI and in joining our Station to become a qualified Watchkeeper.  If you would like to know more then please email our Station Secretary here.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are 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. Please bear in mnd that this is a small lookout, so we cannot have more than two visitors inside at a time.
Local Hazards
Steep cliff face to the seaward side of the station.
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Holyhead
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone and on VHF Radio channel 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07968025708 (24 hours)
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
West Shore Llandudno
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
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: 
Great Orme NCI
Visual Horizon: 
20 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
Marine Drive
Llandudno
Conwy County Borough
LL30 2SY
Station telephone number
07968025708 (24 hours)
Station email address
Station contact
John Humberstone
Station contact role
Acting Station Manager
07968025708
Station website
Summer opening
Open from: 
11.00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Winter opening
Open from: 
11:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Monday, December 23, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Notes: 
Winter hours may change so please refer back to this information from time to time.
Location
Latitude: 
53 20.487N
Longitude: 
003 52.193W
OS Reference: 
SH 75598 84351
Station Elevation: 
400 feet /122 metres
What3Words: 
salmon.reporter.classics
Visual features of station
Blue mobile unit with flag pole.

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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