I’ve just added a new picture for sale, from a lovely coastal walk yesterday afternoon, around Berry Head in Brixham.
It was a lovely warm, still, sunny afternoon, very unexpected for January, but more so because there was a yellow weather warning for snow the following day. I was certainly not expecting it to be so pleasant up there.
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Berry Head is at the southern tip of Torbay and it commands extensive views of the western coastal approaches to the English Channel and of the Torbay harbourage.
Berry Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse, located at the end of Berry Head near Brixham in Devon. It was originally built in 1906, and was then automated and converted to run on acetylene in 1921, and was modernised in 1994. Since then it has run on mains electricity.
Berry Head Fort was a heavily defended garrisoned fort built around a half moon coastal battery constructed on the main promontory of Berry Head at the turn of the 19th century. This was in response to the repeated threats of an invasion by the French under Napoleon Bonaparte.
While you’re exploring the area I recommend stopping off at the guard house cafe which is located in the area near the lighthouse.