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The goal of some of the more energetic daytrippers is to reach the northernmost point of Lundy, the North Light. Be warned that this does mean climbing down many steps and climbing back again...and make sure you've left yourselves enough time, as the boat won't wait for latecomers! Follow the "road" until it peters out...it might seem as if this is as far as you can go, but Lundy is deceptive, and a path continues downhill behind some rocks. You'll see a small iron bridge, and following this will take you to the North Light, hidden from view until you reach the 100 or so steps.
Built in 1897 to replace the Old Light, the lighthouse is technically off limits, but as there is nobody up here to tell you off, you can still have a look round the outside of the building and peer in a few windows. It's not the most beautiful lighthouse in the world, but the setting is impressive, waves crashing on the rocks far below at the point where the Atlantic meets the Bristol Channel. Keep your eyes peeled for grey seals bobbing around in the waves, as well as the herd of wild soay sheep who graze in impossible cliffside positions.
For anyone staying longer on Lundy, there are several sheltered spots for sunbathing around the lighthouse, as well as a few other things to explore...but more about that in my Off the Beaten Path tips.
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