The big C-shape on the map to the southwest of Plymouth is awkward to drive to because it’s one giant dead-end. But it’s worth the detour to this forgotten corner of Cornwall.
The highlight of the Rame Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. It’s an ancestral mansion amid a huge estate overlooking Plymouth Sound. Park here for a chance to explore forest walks, formal gardens, shops and cafes.
It’s worth visiting the quirky and pretty seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand too. The border was once in the middle of the sandy cove here. The old Devon half of the village was called ‘King’ and the Cornish ‘Caw’. They are joined but still separated by a stream.