There are few parts of Cornwall more peaceful and naturally beautiful than the Rame Peninsula, and you can walk from the village of Kingsand to the landmark along the South West Coast Path. This is a six mile walk that takes in spectacular views along the way, so if you just want to take in the scenery and see some of the area then it’s perfect.
If you start the walk in Plymouth you can take the ferry service to Cawsand and head into the village from there. Look out for the old sign on Corn Cottage which once marked the Cornwall and Devon border (before it was moved). The route then heads towards Penlee point from Cawsand Beach and passes through peaceful woodland. Penlee Point is a great place to pause for a rest, as it also enables walkers to take in the scenery below.
This is a great walk to tackle with your dog, but it’s best to keep pets on leads as you wind your way along the cliff top pathways. The chapel that stands at the top of the peninsula started out as a basic lighthouse, so spare a thought for the hermit whose job it was to light a fire and warn ships of the headland in bad weather.