The mines at Botallack
One of Cornwall’s most iconic places, and a location for the filming of BBC’s Poldark. The famous Crowns engine houses of Botallack Mine cling dramatically to the foot of the cliffs. A good path descends down to them though only the higher can be explored. Do not try to reach the lower engine house or go further around the cliff as it is very unsafe due to landslips.
The South West Coast Path passes through the area and leads east towards Levant Mine, whilst heading west takes you past Poldark's 'Wheal Leisure' and onto Cape Cornwall.
Botallack is owned and looked after by the National Trust and is able to care and conserve areas like this thanks to their members, volunteers and donors. There are light refreshments in the old Count House, with information and displays on the history of the Tin Coast and Poldark.
There's parking near the Count House.
No overnight camping, please pick up after your dog and dispose correctly and keep dogs under control, please take litter away with you.