Wooltack Point

Welcome to NCI Wooltack Point Station    

Croeso i Orsaf NCI Wooltack Point

Opened in 2009, Wooltack Point is a small station situated between St Brides Bay and Milford Haven. Surrounded by stunning coastal scenery, our watchkeepers keep a daily watch and listen out for the safety of fishing vessels, oil tankers and ferries, not to mention the many numbers of leisure vessels, kayakers, divers and walkers that enjoy this special area. 

Are you interested in becoming a watchkeeper? Please contact us.

Come and visit us!

Cafodd ei hagor yn 2009, mae Wooltack Point yn orsaf fach yn sefydlwyd rhwng Bae Sain Fraid ac Aberdaugleddau. Wedi'i amgylchynu gan olygfa hardd, mae ein gwirfoddolwyr ni'n cadw golwg a gwrando am y diogelwch o fadau pysgota,llongau olew a fferiau, heb son am y badau hamdden, a phobol yn deifio, caiacio a cherdded yn yr ardal arbennig hon.

Oes gennych chi ddiddordeb mewn bod yn warchodwr? Cysylltwch a ni os gwelwch yn dda.

Dewch ac ymweld a ni!

Visitor Policy
We are more than happy to receive visitors into our station and show them what we do. Wooltack Point is a very small station, so it may only be possible to have a couple of guests at a time. During busy times, the watchkeepers on duty may not be able to invite members of the public in, but will be happy to invite them back at a more convenient time.
Access

Access to the lookout station is from a walled entrance to The Deer Park, close to the NT car park at Martin's Haven. Enter The Deer Park through a gate and then ascend the steps directly opposite. Take care as these steps are a little steep and can be slippery after rain. Once at the top of the steps, follow a path to the right for about 200m to the station.

Local Hazards
The station overlooks the dangerous channel of Jack Sound, which has the additional hazards of the rocks such as: The Crabstones, The Anvil, Tusker Rock and The Blackstones. Strong tidal streams operate around The Deer Park and the surrounding islands; up to 6 knots through Jack Sound. These can cause races and overfalls; notably in Jack Sound and the dangerous Wild Goose Chase to the west of Skokholm. Musselwick Sands is a beach within telescope range of the station, where it has been known for members of the public to be cut off by a flooding tide. All of The Deer Park has very steep cliffs and vertical drops in places, which become more hazardous due to their exposure to high wind speeds.
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Milford Haven
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07817 871549
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
No
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
Visual Horizon: 
15.7 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
The Lookout,
Deer Park,
Martin's Haven,
Marloes,
Pembrokeshire,
SA62 3BJ.
Station telephone number
07817 871549
Station email address
Station contact
Alistair Smith
Station contact role
Station Manager
01646 635869
Summer opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
18:00
Days: 
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Monday
Tuesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Location
Latitude: 
51° 44.20' N
Longitude: 
005° 14.85' W
OS Reference: 
SM 759 092
Station Elevation: 
187'/57 metres
What3Words: 
drives.rags.shark
Visual features of station
The lookout is a timber single story building with a 2.5 metre 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


[email protected]


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