Poldark: Ross by Winston Graham

You can’t go to Botallack mine without thinking of Poldark and taking one of the 12 Poldark novels with you.

This site was of course Wheal Leisure in the TV programmes and you’ll see so much of Poldark’s landscape by venturing on this walk and appreciating how difficult it would have been to ride horses along here for miles until the next village. Ross and Demelza might well be spotted as you walk to appreciate the surroundings which seem to be frozen in time.


The Court House Café is the start to this family friendly walk in Botallack. Weave your way from the old tin mine village – down to Crown Mines. This Cornish Mining “World Heritage Site” is dotted with beautiful ruins – scattered around as a reminder of its industrial past …