Wolf Rock Lighthouse

Wolf Rock Lighthouse, Lands End, Cornwall

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  • Owing its name to the unique howl heard when the wind filled the fissures of the rock, which is four miles south west of Lands End, or possibly too, because of the assumed shape of the rock to a wolf’s head, the station came into Trinity House history with the leasing to a Mr Henry Smith, the right to mark this marine hazard in 1791.

    Originally intending to build a lighthouse, Mr Smith found the task too daunting and finally constructed a wrought iron mast 6 metres high and 10 centimetres in diameter, complete with six stays and surmounted by a metal model of a wolf on the rock. This daymark, since it was not a lighted beacon, was finally erected in 1795 and was less substantial than had been specified, and although it offered little resistance to the Atlantic, the sea soon carried it away.

  • Wolf Rock Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 14°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain until afternoon and windy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    14
       89%  62%   14 mph
      7:52 am    6:26 pm
    Friday, Oct 20th
     Windy starting in the afternoon and rain in the evening.
     
    12
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    15
       74%  69%   19 mph
      7:54 am    6:24 pm

    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Dangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    15
       82%  66%   34 mph
      7:55 am    6:22 pm
    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    14
       56%  75%   22 mph
      7:57 am    6:20 pm

    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Windy in the morning and overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    15
       61%  97%   19 mph
      7:59 am    6:18 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    14
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    15
       28%  98%   16 mph
      8:00 am    6:16 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
    14
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    15
       57%  26%   14 mph
      8:02 am    6:14 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    14
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    15
       18%  98%   14 mph
      8:04 am    6:12 pm

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