Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This short walk is part of an easy walk to be found at www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/672. Park at Rame Head car park (PL10 1LH) and enjoy the panoramic viewpoint taking in the extensive South Devon and Cornwall coastline. The area around Rame Head Observatory, the National Coastwatch Institute lookout, is flat and welcoming. Dartmoor ponies are known to take their holidays here! The climb up to Rame Head Chapel is steep but able to be accomplished by those of, at least, a moderate fitness. Pushchairs and wheel chairs have plenty of space in which to safely explore the headland.

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, October 2013 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.2 km

Public Transport: This is an isolated peninsula best reached by car.
Car Park: The car park at Rame Head is level and spacious.
Steps: There are steps up to Rame Head Chapel.
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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The car park at Rame Head.

Start The car park at Rame Head.

At the time of the survey these Dartmoor ponies were enjoying a holiday away from the moor.

Wildlife At the time of the survey these Dartmoor ponies were enjoying a holiday away from the moor.

There is a gate through which to access the grassy area. This can be circumnavigated via the NCI building.

Gate There is a gate through which to access the grassy area. This can be circumnavigated via the NCI building.

Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.

Feature of Interest Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.

The grass surface is kept short.

Path The grass surface is kept short.

 

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Path

Enjoy the stunning view form these wooden seats.

Seat Enjoy the stunning view form these wooden seats.

Looking towards Plymouth Sound.

View Looking towards Plymouth Sound.

The pathway up to Rame Head Chapel becomes steep at this point. It could be the time to turn around!

Gradient The pathway up to Rame Head Chapel becomes steep at this point. It could be the time to turn around!

A close-up of the Chapel.

Feature of Interest A close-up of the Chapel.

On the way back turn left and follow the coastline along a   reasonably level grass cut path.

Path On the way back turn left and follow the coastline along a reasonably level grass cut path.

 

Path

This stone contains a loving memorial.

Feature of Interest This stone contains a loving memorial.

The view down into Western Gear and Queener Point.

View The view down into Western Gear and Queener Point.

Turn right and head back to the car park. Rame Head is ever present to your right!

Path Turn right and head back to the car park. Rame Head is ever present to your right!

 

Path

Back at the car park.

End Back at the car park.

Rame Head Phototrail

 

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