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Cornwall’s Best Poldark Walking Spots!

Here at Merchant House Hotel in Truro, we’re big fans of blustery walks in the Cornish countryside or coastline any time of year! So we’re here to detail some of the best Poldark walking spots you may want to try if you’re an avid fan of Ross and the rest of the crew!

Merchant House’s Top Poldark Walking Spots

Gunwalloe Church Cove Beach

This small and secluded cove on the Lizard featured in Poldark as the scene of the night-time shipwreck. While you’re there, why not pay a visit to Dollar Cove on the other side of St Wynwallow’s Church? You may even find some treasure as the beach is rumoured to have silver dollars wash up on its shores occasionally from a 17th century shipwreck! Enjoy a stroll around the harbour, which is still in use today!


The gorgeous little village of Charlestown in St Austell played the part of Truro in the Poldark series. It’s traditional appearance even today has been a magnet for location managers as the Grade II Listed harbour is home to some stunning Tall Ships!



Chapel Porth

This area is steeped in Cornish heritage with plenty of old engine houses scattered across the Chapel Porth cliff tops, which featured in Poldark. We recently wrote about a walk along Chapel Porth, you can read all about it, here.

Botallack Mines

The mines around Botallack played a key role in Poldark with plenty of rich heritage along the West Cornwall coast that joins Botallack and Levant. The ruins of Owles and Crowns played ‘Wheal Leisure’ in the Poldark series and you can enjoy gorgeous views while sitting on the grass for a Cornish picnic – better get some pasties ready!


Bodmin Moor

If you’ve got visions of open moorland covered in hoof prints, you can visit Bodmin Moor and feel the wind through your hair like Ross and Demelza. Ross Poldark’s cottage sits serenely in the landscape too!


Our friends at Cotswold Outdoor recommend the Rab Men’s Microlight Alpine Jacket or the Women’s Loreto Triclimate Jacket for those outdoor adventures!