• Rame Conservation Trust

  • Maker Heights is largely run by the Rame Conservation Trust (RCT) which is a local charity with a remit to preserve for the benefit of the people of the Rame Peninsula and of the nation at large, the historical, architectural and constructional heritage that exists in and around Maker Heights and the Rame Peninsula.
     
     
    These assets are all vital components of the Historic Landscape and are set in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Rame Head AONB). The heritage assets at Maker Heights are unique, original and, at the present time, largely unaltered. Consequently, Maker Heights is of international and national importance, and of outstanding significance.
     
  • Meet our Trustees

    Meet the Trustees

    Trustees

    Trustees

    Meet our Trustees

    Meet the Trustees

  • Partners

    Partners

  • Your support is very much appreciated and we will use your membership donation to fund this charity's work at Maker Heights.

    Membership

    Membership

    Membership

    Your support is very much appreciated and we will use your membership donation to fund this charity's work at Maker Heights.

    Membership

  • Heritage

    Heritage

  • Significance

    Those that have visited the campsite in previous years already know the historical significance of this widespread and natural site. RCT cares for the heritage assets at Maker Heights, including 12 hectares of rare unimproved grassland, four Scheduled Ancient Monuments and the impressive Grade II* Listed Barrack Block. 

     
    These assets are all vital components of the Historic Landscape and are set in the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (Rame Head AONB). The heritage assets at Maker Heights are unique, original and, at the present time, largely unaltered. Consequently, Maker Heights is of international and national importance, and of outstanding significance.
  • Principles

    The trustees recognise the significance of Maker Heights and appreciate the high value of the site to local and national communities. Consequently, we have formally adopted Historic England’s (HE) Conservation Principles and Heritage Values.

    Conservation Principles

    HE’s ‘Conservation Principles, Policies and Guidance‘ outlines six high-level principles which encapsulate the Trusts approach to heritage and conservation at Maker Heights:

    1. The historic environment is a shared resource
    2. Everyone should be able to participate in sustaining the historic environment
    3. Understanding the significance of places is vital
    4. Significant places should be managed to sustain their values
    5. Decisions about change must be reasonable, transparent and consistent
    6. Documenting and learning from decisions is essential
  • Re-invest

    The income generated from our tenants, the campsite and membership is re-invested through the Trust back into Maker Heights.