Photos of Botallack
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Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner and Eleanor Tomlinson as Ross and Demelza during filming in Autumn 2015 beside West Wheal Owles at Botallack in Cornwall. The mine features as Captain Poldark's Wheal Leisure.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner waiting in the rain between filming scenes for Poldark at Botallack.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner waiting in the rain for filming to resume for Poldark series two, on location in September 2015 at Botallack on the Land's End peninsula.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner on location for Poldark series two in September 2015 at Botallack on the Land's End peninsula.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner chatting with another member of the cast while waiting for his next scene.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner as Captain Ross Poldark during filming at Botallack in Autumn 2016.

Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Aidan Turner during filming at Botallack

Aidan Turner, as Captain Ross Poldark, on the cliffs below West Wheal Owles at Botallack in Autumn 2016 during the filming of Series 3.

Behind the Scenes - Poldark Horse Scene at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Behind the Scenes - Poldark Horse Scene at Botallack

An enormous amount of work goes into the production of every scene. The filming alone can take hours for one short scene and that's before the work that takes place after the location work is done.

Behind the Scenes of Poldark
Poldark Locations: Behind the Scenes of Poldark

Filming of Poldark series two with the horses at Botallack in September 2015

Behind the Scenes of Poldark at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Behind the Scenes of Poldark at Botallack
Calciner Chimney at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Calciner Chimney at Botallack

The calciner was a labyrinth of tunnels used for extracting arsenic from tin ore. After cooling, workers would enter the tunnels and scrape the arsenic from the walls.

Cliffs at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Cliffs at Botallack

There is a wealth of mining heritage and natural beauty to enjoy at Botallack. This photograph was taken from the area near the arsenic calciner.

Coast Path at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: Coast Path at Botallack

Walking the Cornwall coast path from Levant, you arrive at Botallack with its abundance of mining heritage.

Corvid on Mine Chimney Stack
Birdlife Cornwall: Corvid on Mine Chimney Stack

This shiny, black bird is a member of the Crow family (Corvidae). Perched on top on a mine engine house chimney at Botallack, its body was obscured and only its head and beak could be seen. It is a Raven or a Carrion Crow (Corvus corax or Corvus corone), probably a Carrion Crow.

Other members of the crow family can be seen at Botallack including Choughs and Jackdaws.

Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack

The Crowns and Wheal Owles were used as a filming location for the 2015 series of Poldark. This aerial view shows the Crowns which are featured in the series as Francis Poldark's Grambler Mine.

Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Crowns Engine Houses at Botallack
Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Crowns Engine Houses, Botallack

Sunbeams highlighting these magnificent engine houses at Botallack.

Eleanor Tomlinson on location at Botallack during the filming of Poldark
Poldark Locations: Eleanor Tomlinson on location at Botallack during the filming of Poldark

Eleanor Tomlinson as Demelza on set at West Wheal Owles, Botallack during the filming of series two of Poldark in September 2015.

Filming Poldark at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Filming Poldark at Botallack

Filming near the Cornwall coast path at West Wheal Owles, Botallack.

Filming Poldark in Autumn 2015
Poldark Locations: Filming Poldark in Autumn 2015

West Wheal Owles dressed as Wheal Leisure during the filming of Poldark.

Getting ready for Poldark
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: Getting ready for Poldark

West Wheal Owles being dressed to become a set for Poldark's Wheal Leisure.

Gorse on the Coast Path near Botallack
Cornwall Flora: Gorse on the Coast Path near Botallack

The vibrant colour of gorse provides a stunning backdrop to the coast path. Gorse's ability to flower for most of the year has prompted the phrase, 'When gorse is out of bloom, then kissing is out of favour'.

Gorse - Ulex europaeus

Poldark being filmed at Botallack in September 2015
Poldark Locations: Poldark being filmed at Botallack in September 2015

West Wheal Owles at Botallack is one of the main locations in Cornwall where Poldark is filmed. West Wheal Owles is dressed as Wheal Leisure and Wheal Grace.

Poldark Extras in Period Costume during Filming at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Poldark Extras in Period Costume during Filming at Botallack

A passing walker on the coast path encounters 18th century bal maidens at Botallack during the filming of Poldark series two.

Poldark Extras in Period Costume Setting the Scene at Botallack
Poldark Locations: Poldark Extras in Period Costume Setting the Scene at Botallack

Filming for the second series of Poldark at Botallack on the Land's End Peninsula during September 2015.

The Crowns Engine House - Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: The Crowns Engine House - Botallack

An unusual view of these famous engine houses. The Crowns at Botallack are probably the most photographed engine houses in Cornwall because of their unique location. The St Just Mining District contains many fantastic examples of Cornwall's mining heritage.

West Wheal Owles and The Crowns at Botallack
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: West Wheal Owles and The Crowns at Botallack

West Wheal Owles, also known as Cargodna Mine, is situated on the cliffs on the right of the photo. The Crowns at Botallack can be seen perched just above the sea on the left of the photo. Between them are the remains of Botallack's numerous mining ventures, all part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

These mines and this stretch of coastline, features prominently in the BBC's latest adaptation of Winston Graham's Poldark saga. West Wheal Owles is featured as Captain Poldark's Wheal Leisure and The Crowns Engine Houses depict Francis Poldark's mine, Grambler.

West Wheal Owles and Wheal Edward at Botallack
Cornwall Coastal Views: West Wheal Owles and Wheal Edward at Botallack

Viewers of the latest series of Poldark will recognise these two mine engine houses. In the foreground is West Wheal Owles which featured as Wheal Leisure in the Poldark series.

West Wheal Owles being dressed as Wheal Leisure
Engine Houses and Mining Heritage in Cornwall: West Wheal Owles being dressed as Wheal Leisure

Filming for the second series of Poldark has started and West Wheal Owles is being dressed to become Wheal Leisure.

West Wheal Owles Transforms to Wheal Grace
Film and TV Locations: West Wheal Owles Transforms to Wheal Grace

West Wheal Owles is used as a filming location for Poldark. The mine becomes Wheal Leisure and in this photograph it is being transformed into Wheal Grace.

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