Out and about at Botallack


Explore Botallack's wild coast. Visit the iconic chimneys and Crowns before taking a break in the Count House Workshop Cafe.


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Blow away the cobwebs

Stretch your legs and explore the Tin Coast. Part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site, walk through history as you wander between pumping and engine houses of Wheal Owles and Wheal Edwards, past chimney stacks and the winding labyrinth of the arsenic tunnels along the coast path.

Find out more

Open year round, Botallack Count House Workshop has information about the history of Botallack's mining, local walking guides, as well as a cafe serving hot drinks, cakes and pasties. Open 10am – 5pm during the summer and 11am - 3pm from the end of October. You can always pop in to reserve a pasty before your walk to pick up later.

Binoculars at the ready

There’s plenty of wildlife to spot, gannets plunging into the sea, fulmars nesting near the Crowns cliffs and choughs calling to their mates as they swoop.

Get snapping

Waves crashing agains the cliffs just below where the two Crown's engine houses perch. Or the silhouette of the chimneys as the sun goes down over the sea. Botallack has so many opportunities to get some fantastic photos.

View of the Botallack mines

Botallack mining walk

Discover Cornish mining heritage on this beautiful one mile walk around Botallack.

The abandoned beam engine houses of the Crowns section of Botallack Mine near St Just, Cornwall

Botallack to Higher Bal walk

Enjoy a spectacular walk along the South West Coast Path and get a sense of just how great a mining industry this area once was.

Friendly cattle grazing coastal fields, Cape Cornwall

St Just Coastal walk

Learn more about the industrial heritage of this part of Cornwall on a stunning walk across coastal heathland.