Lots of the scenes in the BBC TV series, Poldark, were filmed on coast and countryside that’s looked after by the National Trust. Here are some walking routes that take you past either sites used in the TV series, or areas that are rich in mining and Cornish history so that you can experience real life Poldark country.
Botallack mining 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.
White Rocks to St Agnes Beacon Loop
People have been coming to this spot for more than 6,000 years, ever since Nomadic Mesolithic hunters first stopped here – scatterings of their flint weapons and tools have been discovered beyond the car park boulders. There are also foundations of Second World War ammunition stores and gun emplacements, where Bofors guns were mounted and used by trainee gunners.
Silver dollars, shipwrecks and scenic views walk
A scenic walk along beautiful coastline, with coastal views across Mounts Bay to the Penwith Moors and inland over Gunwalloe Marsh, a nationally important wildlife site.