Devon holidays are all about discovering those windswept landmarks that take your breath away, and few do so quite like the Rame Peninsula. Found inside the beautiful Rame Head Country Park, this landmark juts proudly out into the Tamar Estuary and it’s known by those who live nearby as ‘the forgotten corner’.
You don’t have to travel far from the Devon border to find yourself on this dramatic Cornish headland, and with water on three sides it has the feeling of being far more remote than it really is. There’s a tranquil atmosphere at this spot, and the landscape’s beauty makes it a popular starting point for a coastal walk. You’ll discover hidden little beaches where the only sound is the waves, and you can pick up the South West Coast Path at Cremyll and pass through Mount Edgecumbe Park (heralded as England’s most stunning walking route by the Shell Guide).
The Rame Peninsula may be beautiful but it’s also been the site of some important historical finds over the centuries. Discoveries of flint tools and traces of a cliff castle show that Rame Head was settled as early as the Mesolithic period, and it’s difficult to imagine living in this exposed and rugged spot. You’ll also see the remains of a medieval chapel on the headland which was built from local slate, and if you walk a little further on you’ll pass a chapel once built by 11th century monks.