We had no idea what to expect on this walk because it was a last minute "where do we go now?" choice. So no prior planning at all except figuring out the bus schedule, which is pretty important if you want to get back home easily. The train trip here was long and tiring and crowded. But we had a fascinating talk with a chap next to us, who could not fathom how shootings are (sadly) almost "normal" in the US. Not only are guns illegal in the UK, but you have to be 18 to own a certain kind of knife. Probably butter knives are OK.
The walk starts with the Cremyll ferry and an eight-minute cruise across the River Tamar over to the Rame Peninsula. A sign on the Rame side welcomes us to Cornwall and we're a bit confused; we've been in Cornwall most of this trip. But Plymouth, on one side of the River Tamar, is Devon, and the Rame Peninsula is in Cornwall. The South West Coast Path leads across on the ferry and then skirts the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe, a 16th-century manor and garden.