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Rame Head Heritage Coast, Rame

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Rame Head or Ram Head is a coastal headland, southwest of the village of Rame in southeast Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is part of the larger Rame Peninsula.History and antiquitiesThe natural site was used for a promontory fort ('cliff castle') in the Iron Age and the narrow neck of land was further excavated on the landward side with a central causeway, still visible. The eastern part retains traces of round house platforms, though damaged by wartime construction. The headland has a prominent chapel, dedicated to St Michael, as are many early Christian headland sites in the region, accessible by a steep footpath. The chapel was first licensed for Mass in 1397 and is on the site of a much earlier and ancient, Celtic, hermitage. It remains as an intact shell and was originally lime-washed so that it stood out on the headland. Ordwulf, who was the owner of vast estates in the West Country and was the uncle of King Ethelred the Unready, gave Rame to Tavistock Abbey (which Ordwulf had founded) in 981, meaning the parish was technically in Devon until the modern period.
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  • I found Rame Head completely by chance whilst out for a dive and it is absolutely stunning. It's great place to come with some lunch and eat it with one of the best views anywhere.  more »
  • We parked at Rame Head (no charge) and the walked towards the chapel, turned left and took the coast path to Cawsand. Amazing coastal scenery, the path was deserted (it was midweek) and there were num...  more »
  • This is a lovely spot to come for either a decent or just a short bimble. Glorious views across the sea (which are generally busy with yachts and fishing vessels), the opportunity to pop in and visit ...  more »
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  • The coastal path is nice and easy, and the chapel is fascinating and a beautiful place to have a packed lunch.
  • Stunning bit of coast with lots of walks and sights to see
  • It's a beautiful part of Southeast Cornwall.

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