Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner Part 2:Rame Head

Panoramic views of the South West coastline, an ancient chapel dating back to the 12th century, freely roaming ponies and deer, and a Coast Watch station…this small peninsular of Rame Head in Cornwall fits a lot into a small space.

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Rame Head is a peninsular on the South Coast of Cornwall between Whitsand Bay and Plymouth Sound. It lies on the South West Coastal Path and can be reached on foot or in the car. It is part of a Site for Special Scientific Interest with rare plants and animals living on its steep slopes.

At the end of Rame Head is St Michael’s Chapel which dates back to at least 1397 and is probably situated on an earlier hermitage. The chapel is accessible via a steep rocky path adding to the dramatic nature of the location.

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At the other end of the peninsular, the National Coast Watch Institution has a volunteer lookout station. From this observatory, they are able to keep an eye on shipping in this busy stretch of sea; logging vessels and making sure everything is safe.

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written by simonh82 on 2012-02-07 #places #sea #holiday #chapel #cornwall #location #select-type-of-location #peninsular #escape-from-the-city #rame-head

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