Cawsand Circular Walks

Cawsand Circular Walks

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The Cawsand Circular Walk is an easy to moderate Cawsand walk, although there are some climbs included along the way. The starting (and finishing) point for this walk is the car park in Cawsand, and this walk passes landmarks such as Pier Cove, Penlee Point, Rame Head, Polhawn Fort and Plymouth breakwater.

Polhawn Fort is a Napoleonic Fort and was constructed during the 1860s as part of the Plymouth naval base defences. The fort was never used in action and is a favourite spot for weddings these days. You’ll also pass Cawsand Fort, built in 1863, once armed with guns and used to protect the land from incoming enemies.

Rame Head is a striking section of coastal headland that was a hill fort during the Iron Age. The headland's chapel sits at the top of a steep pathway and it's been licensed for Mass since 1397. Look out for some of the Dartmoor ponies that graze in the area as you pass.

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