Rame Head

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The distinctive rounded landmark of Rame Head with its medieval chapel on top makes for a prominent landmark. The sheltered valley behind the Rame headland forms an intimate and enclosed setting for Cawsand and Kingsand. It is a quiet landscape typified by sparse settlements of farms and hamlets linked by mostly small winding rural roads.


Rame Head comprises a dramatic conical headland, surmounted by a medieval chapel. The steeply sloping cliff is vegetated with gorse and bracken. The almost treeless ridge stretching inland is covered with a network of irregular medieval-derived fields, open and exposed to the coastal winds. There is a mix of land uses which gives the landscape a rich and interesting visual character.

Contact Details

Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit
Block E1, Carrick House

Web: http://www.cornwallaonb.org.uk/rame-head