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Botallack walk


This walk goes through outstanding historical and industrial sites set in coastal heathland, with rare wild flowers. Here, passing choughs with their 'cheoow' can be heard. The whole walk lies in the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

The Crowns engine houses at Botallack, perched on the cliff's edge
Living on the edge - the cliffside Crowns engine houses at Botallack National Trust Images / David Noton


Map route for Botallack Mining walk
© Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey


Count House, Botallack, St Just, grid ref SW365332


Turn left onto the track heading back to Botallack village.

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At the ruined shed, turn right down the track to the coast.

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At the engine house, take the right hand junction east along the coast path. Continue along the footpath and head through the remains of the old tin mining works. More information on the mining works can be found at the Botallack Count House.

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Turn right onto the track and head back to the car park.


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Count House, Botallack, St Just, grid ref SW365332

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This walk has some uneven surfaces, and the path is close to cliff edges in some places. Dogs are allowed but keep a close eye on them.

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Botallack walk

How to get here

Botallack, St Just, Cornwall, TR19 7QQ
By train

Penzance station, 7 miles (11km)

By road

Take the B3306 from St Ives or St Just to Botallack, take either turn into the village and where the two roads meet, take the track out to the coast. Parking available in the area just beyond the ruins near the Count House. There is a bike stand outside the Count House.

By bus

All year round the St Just to Penzance number 10a. In the summer the Penzance to Land's End number 300.  Alight in Botallack village by the Queens Arms and from the bus stop head north through the village to the road junction, then follow the track past Botallack Manor to the Count House.

Botallack walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome