TV’s dramatization of Winston Grahams novels took in many of Cornwall’s rich and stunning sites from Bodmin, Falmouth, Porthcothan but the stand out location had to be on our doorstep – at the St Just section of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site – in particular Bostallack. It is here that the bulk of the filmed mining activity takes part in the series. Bostallack is home to what is perhaps the most iconic Cornish engine houses. Perched at the bottom of rugged cliffs , barely above the sea sit a pair of granite engine houses. The mine shaft goes from here and over a mile out under the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean. The filming locations also captured Levant (owned by the National Trust) which was a working copper mine and partially closed after a disastrous mine collapse in 1919.
Penberth Cove, Porthgwara and Porthcurno were all featured in the dramatisation – coves and fishing communities – so you can walk in the shoes of Poldark and Demelza.
For Poldark Filming Location Guided Tours walking and cycling on the Peninsular close to Penzance www.penzancebikehire.co.uk