Rame Head circular walk

Rame Head and Cawsand

A circular walk around Rame Head - the southeastern corner of Cornwall - past the mediaeval chapel and the remains of a huge gun battery, now a nature reserve, on Penlee Point to Cawsand which was once the smuggling capital of Cornwall.

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The walk route is described with detailed, regularly-updated, hand-written directions.
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Each time there is a new direction to follow, the app will beep to remind you, and will warn you if you go off-route.
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A map shows the route, where you are at all times and even which way you are facing.
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Each walk is packed with information about the history and nature along the route, from over a decade of research than spans more than 3,000 topics.
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Once a walk is downloaded, the app doesn't need wifi or a phone signal during the walk.
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We keep the directions continually updated for changes to the paths/landmarks - the price for a walk includes ongoing free updates.

either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

The route follows the coast around Whitsand Bay to Queener Point and then Rame Head where a one-way path leads out to the mediaeval chapel and there are panoramic views. The walk continues along the Coast Path from Rame Head to Penlee Point. From here, the walk enters the woods and descends to Cawsand. The return route is via The Fort and across Wringford Down to the hamlet of Wiggle.

Highlights

  • Panoramic views across Whitsand Bay and Plymouth Sound
  • Mediaeval chapel on Rame Head
  • Mediaeval streets in Cawsand
  • Sandy beach at Cawsand Bay

Considerations

  • Route includes paths close to unfenced cliff edges.

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Vital statistics

  • OS Explorer: 108
  • Distance: 5.6 miles/9.0 km
  • Steepness grade: Moderate
  • Recommended footwear: Walking boots in winter; walking shoes or trainers in summer
  • Café: ✓

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either as a GPS-guided walk with our app (£3.29) or a PDF of directions (£2.79) Example of directions

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