hartland peninsula (5)

Hartland Point – extreme edge

Hartland Point is further away from a railway station than any other place in Devon, and it marks the beginning – or end – of the Bristol Channel.

You’ll see one of the biggest shipwrecks in the region, lying on its side just to the west of the Point.

In the early hours of 31st December 1982, the Panamanian registered coaster Johanna came ashore less than 400 metres from the lighthouse. The four crew were rescued by helicopter from RAF Chivenor and the three officers were taken off later in the day by the Clovelly lightboat.

In the background is Lundy Island, a nature reserve.

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