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Loweswater with Carling Knott fell and Burnbank Fell, CUMBRIA


in the county of Cumbria

Pictures of Rame

in the county of Cornwall

About Rame

Crumbling ruins of a chapel built in the 14th-century, crown this magnificent viewpoint which is reached by a 10 minute walk from the car park adjacent to the coastguard lookout. The chapel originally had a beacon which blazed to guide ship's safely into Plymouth Harbour. This job is now done by the Eddystone lighthouse which can be seen eight miles offshore. The lighthouse was first established in the 18th-century and has a range of 24 miles.

Rame Headland can be reached via a number of walks, the most popular being the walk taking in the country park in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe House, which suffered bomb damage during World War II. The grounds of the house, unaltered since they were laid out in the 18th-century are simply stunning with magnificent coastal views in all directions, particularly of Plymouth Sound where you can catch a glimpse of mighty Ocean going liners heading out to sea. The lane to the headland passes St.Germanus Church in the hamlet of Rame. Parts of the building date from the 13th-century and the church is noted for having no electricity - it is still lit by candles.

This lovely place is a nature lovers paradise. There is an abundance of wildlife including rare and beautiful birds to be occasionally seen and heard fluttering around their peaceful woodland habitat. In spring the woods are covered with a thick carpet of fragile bluebells with other plants appearing during the changing seasons of the year. At the foot of the headland there are two beaches, accessible only by boat. Once there, just as the headland itself, the beaches make secluded picnic spots. Many residents from Plymouth as well as tourists, pack a Sunday picnic and board the Cremyll ferry - even a few hours spent in this blessed spot is sufficient to wash away weariness and refresh the spirit.

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Royal Albert Bridge, Plymouth

Plymouth (134 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(4.8 miles, 7.8 km, direction NE of Rame)

This is a city that evokes stirring memories of England's great maritime past...

Newton Ferrers, Devon

Newton Ferrers (13 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction E of Rame)

A place of sheer enchantment with narrow streets crammed with characterful properties, leading down to the estuary where many small boats are beached and moored...

The view must be great from up there.

Looe (221 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction W of Rame)

In far off medieval times both East and West Looe were granted a charter and each retained its own identity for several centuries...

Polperrro - April 2004

Polperro (213 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(13.8 miles, 22.2 km, direction W of Rame)

Jagged rocks rise as if to guard the entrance to the picturesque harbour of this enchanting fishing village which has for decades been a magnet for tourists and a mecca for artists from all over England...

Looking over to Fowey taken from St. Saviours Hill, Polruan, Cornwall, June 2006.

Fowey (101 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Cornwall

(18.7 miles, 30.0 km, direction W of Rame)

The picturesque harbour town of Fowey has a history as colourful as some of the pretty boats sailing in and out of its waters...

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A picture of The Merchantant's House

The Merchantant's House (1 Pictures)

(4.6 miles, 7.5 km, direction NE)


Looe Monkey Sanctuary, Cornwall. April 2005

The Monkey Sanctuary (23 Pictures)

(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction W)


Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage in Yealmpton, Devon

Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage (1 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.7 km, direction E)

Many myths surround the legend of Old Mother Hubbard, did she exist or didn't she? but the cottage she is supposed to have.....

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The Old Guildhall and Gaol

(10.8 miles, 17.4 km, direction W)


The Tower, Buckland Abbey, Devon

Buckland Abbey (4 Pictures)

(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction N)

Buckland Abbey is situated near Yelverton at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It was built as a 13th century Cistercian.....

Burgh Island

Burgh Island (23 Pictures)

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction E)


A young stag

Porfell Animal Land (26 Pictures)

(17.0 miles, 27.3 km, direction W)

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