Stepper Point - QAVS

Welcome to the NCI Stepper Point Lookout Station

NCI Stepper Point 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 allowable, and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Access

The Station is reached on foot from Lellizzick Farm (OS reference SW 906 774). It is about 1 mile following the road round fields then climbing up across fields. There is no vehicle access and very limited parking on the road in the summer months.

Local Hazards
Doom Bar
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours and are broadcast on Ch65 at 0900, 1200 and 1500. An additional broadcast is made at 1800 in summer.
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
07810 898041
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Over part of estuary not visible from lookout
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
16
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: 
Stepper Point NCI
Visual Horizon: 
17.5 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
24 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout
Stepper Point
Padstow
Cornwall
Station telephone number
07810 898041
Station email address
Station contact
Peter Goodman
Station contact role
Station Manager
01841 520073
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
18:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the 1st. May until the 31st. August.
Winter opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
15:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches are kept from the first of November until the end of February.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 34.06' N
Longitude: 
004° 56.89' W
OS Reference: 
SW 913 783
Station Elevation: 
243'/74 metres
What3Words: 
sunflower.travel.fuss
Visual features of station
The Station is an old Coastguard lookout which has been extended and is painted white. It has a flagstaff and radio aerials.

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