Penlee Point, South East Cornwall

Penlee Point is the name of the coastal headland to the south east of the village of Rame in South East Cornwall. Penlee (Penn Legh) is Cornish for stone slab headland. Lying at the entrance to Plymouth Sound, the point offers panoramic views across to Plymouth, as well as along the coast and comprises both woodland and coastal grassland. Part of the South West Coast Path, the Penlee Point forms part of the Rame Head Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Above the point and a little below the stunning Coastal Path is Queen Adelaide's Grotto, built in 1827/1828 to commemorate the visit of King William IV and Queen Adelaide to Mount Edgcumbe. Penlee Battery is the former site of a fort, and is now a nature reserve overseen by the Wildlife Trust - one of the most distinctive plants found on the site is the bee orchid flower. Penlee Battery was built in the late 1880s to defend Plymouth Sound from an incoming sea threat and was used throughout both World Wars. The Battery was decommissioned in the 1950s.

Rame Head is part of a small Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known as the "Rame Head Heritage Coast" that also includes Cawsand Bay and the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

There is a circular walk along the South West Coast Path to Cawsand and Kingsand and then on a mixture of inland footpaths and quiet country roads back to the Old Signal House.