YOGA & AYURVEDA RETREATS
Cornwall's Forgotten Corner
Known as Cornwall's Forgotten Corner, the Rame Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) with tidal creeks, hidden coves, rolling fields of wildflowers and outstanding country parks.
Sheltered by the headland are the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. Once a popular haunt of smugglers, they now offer a variety of quality shops, galleries and inns.
Passenger ferries from Cawsand beach connect Cornwall to Plymouth from Easter to October, with passenger ferries running from Cremyll all year round.
Surrounded by the sea, you are never far from one of the many pebble and sandy beaches the peninsula has to offer. The spectacular stretch of coast along Whitsand Bay is a surfer's paradise, with long stretches of white sandy beach, it remains a natural, tranquil retreat, far away from the bustling crowds.
Take surfing lessons or hire wetsuits and boards at Whitsand, or try a spot of meditative paddle boarding, exploring the hidden coves on the calm waters of Cawsand Bay. SUPs, rowing boats and kayaks are available to hire from Cawsand beach.
Rame Gig Club in Cawsand houses two gig boats and offers taster rows every Friday evening. Gig racing is a fast-growing sport local to Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Devon, with colourful regattas held throughout the summer.
Walking & Nature
The South West coast path runs through the peninsula, offering breathtaking views with varied scenery and an abundance of wildlife.
Walk through the woods towards Penlee Point and visit Queen Adelaide's Grotto, an eighteenth century cave tucked away, high above the sea. Used as a watch house, the stone archways were constructed within its walls and dedicated to Princess Adelaide after she visited in 1827, four years before she was crowned Queen Consort.
Take a detour to Penlee Battery and nature reserve which enjoys stunning panoramic views of Plymouth Sound and comprises woodland and coastal grassland. Then look out for dolphins and seals as you continue along the path to Rame Head or spot a peregrine falcon hovering above. Located at the eastern end of Whitsand Bay, Rame Head crowns the remains of a 14th Century chapel, dedicated to St. Michael.
Taking the coastal path in the opposite direction from Kingsand, you walk through the 865-acre Mount Edgcumbe estate which is in full bloom throughout the spring and summer months, housing the largest collection of camellias in the UK. The deer park is just a 10 minute stroll from the Eco Retreat, with formal gardens, galleries, gift shops and cafe, all next to the grand estate house (open for tours).
2021 Retreat Dates
Group Retreats (from £425pp)
28 - 2nd July
12 - 16th July
20 - 23rd August
13 - 17th September
Private Retreats (from £445pp):
21 - 24th May
11 - 14th June
6 - 9th August
Newquay (44 miles)
Exeter (69 miles)
Nearest train stations:
Plymouth (10 miles via Torpoint ferry)
Saltash (18 miles)
St Germains (10 miles)
There are large carparks at Maker Heights, Kingsand and Cawsand, all close to the retreat accommodations