Levant, Botallack and the Crowns Trail

Levant, Botallack and the Crowns Trail

Levant, Botallack and the Crowns Trail
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An easy walk on the South West Coast Path through a patchwork landscape of tiny fields bounded by ancient stone walls and dotted with iconic mine chimneys and engine houses such as the Botallack Count House and the world-famous Levant Beam Engine.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tony G
Milton Keynes, UK567 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The tin mine workings here are evocative of a different time and well worth visiting. It’s hard to imagine a more dramatic setting for Cornish Engine Houses and they will be familiar to any Poldark fan.
Written March 3, 2020
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JV_Travelling
Berlin, Germany168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The South-West-Coast-Path passes through several old mine buildings. This adds to a unique scenery showing old buildings of the Industrial Revolution on the one side and on the other side the nature reconquering the sites.
Written May 13, 2019
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Nrc2170
144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is a MUST see in Cornwall! Every view is breathtaking and it has this mysterious and magical quality to it. We could’ve stayed here all day hiking the trails—be sure to wear good walking shoes. If you are visiting in May, bring a light jacket and/or sweater, it varied from chilly to perfectly pleasant depending on the cloud cover. The parking lot has a pay and display meter so make sure to have cash.
Written June 24, 2018
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Stephen T
London, UK39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
Well after many visits to this site it had to happen the day we came the staff was rowing the tour guide Richard went on of ever and the jokes in poor taste apart from that the sites magic was there if you take out the staff and guides
Written August 4, 2016
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DMVEAL
Liskeard, UK1,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Just amazing on many levels. Beautiful structures built in difficult location preserved with sensitivity and just a stunning location. It makes you want to walk down and look at it closer. Nature and the industrial revolution meeting.
Written October 9, 2019
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Bob C
Polegate, UK54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Interesting place to visit to get a flavour of the history of mining. Volunteers who were helping to run it were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which added to the overall visit.
Written June 23, 2019
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travelerted
Nashville, TN467 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We were staying in Penzance and had planned to drive to St. Just and Botallack Mine area, but a bit of rain was predicted ~ decision time! We took our chance and followed our plan. Was it worth it? Most certainly.
Besides rain, it was quite windy, as one would expect at such a location but that just added to the feel of the place. We went to the Levant Mine but decided not to do the tour so drove back to the Botallack Mine area, stopped by the Count House (very close to the car park) to watch a short video history of the area, and then walk the self-guided trail. My wife has watched Poldark, so was interested in the history and sites of filming.
The property is part of the National Trust as well as a World Heritage Site and offers amazing views of the rugged coastline ~ even in the rain. Most of the paths are very safe but some could be hazardous in the rain so we were careful of where we walked. It would have been much more enjoyable had the sun been out, but one has to make the best of whatever one is handed ~ which we did ~ and were glad we made the decision.
Written October 10, 2018
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Elizabeth
New Forest National Park Hampshire, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
We parked at Levant and walked the coastal path to botallack. A fairly easy part of the coastal path with gorgeous views in the sunshine. There was not a great deal of parking at levant, but the extremely friendly NT car park attendant squeezed everyone in. We enjoyed seeing all 3 mines along the way, including Poldark’s wheal leisure, and had a lovely lunch at the botallack NT cafe. Spent about 3 hours looking at mines at both ends of the trails, walking and eating, not particularly rushing, but we are fast walkers. The scenery here is the most picturesque we have seen during our visit to Cornwall! We really enjoyed our visit!
Written August 11, 2018
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Tracey P
London, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Although the weather wasn't great , we enjoyed our day here. The National trust rep was helpful and knowledgeable and the site has a nice little teashop. Nice day out.
Written June 18, 2018
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Although I am a fan of the fertile and verdant areas of Cornwall round the Helford and Fal estuaries, there is something ruggedly attractive about the mining areas around St Just. There are various mines to visit, such as Levant and Geevor, but I get just as much enjoyment looking at the almost forgotten ruins of other mines along the coastline.

And if ever there was the archetypical example of romantic Poldark imagery, then it is surely the ruins of the Crown mine, clinging to the rocks below Botallack. A wonderful sight.
Written May 10, 2018
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