Botallack Mine, Cornwall

Cornwall can get really crowded with tourists these days, but going to Botallack is like slipping back in time. It’s quiet, serene, and beautiful. I love nothing more than sitting on the bench and taking in this view with the Atlantic Ocean rolling on below:


Taken with my ancient, good old reliable Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 with a Leica lens.


10 thoughts on “Botallack Mine, Cornwall

    1. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you like this photo! Cornwall is such a beautiful place, just being in such a wonderful and rugged environment really gets you away from it all. I used my really old digital camera (it’s like 8 years old), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9 that comes with a Leica lens. I’d love to take a look at your post, it would be my pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Such an iconic view. Love love west Cornwall. However I suspect that if you were to slip back in time and head over to Botallack it would be anything but serene, quiet and beautiful so thank goodness we can make the most of it as it is now!

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    1. So true! Apparently this was a busy, bustling mine back in the day. I can’t imagine how hectic this area must have been when it’s so quiet and peaceful now. I took a walk down the cliffs to the mine itself, and my lord the path was right next to a sheer cliff face down to the waves breaking on the rocks. It was too dangerous for me to go any further, so it must have taken quite a lot of bottle for the mineworkers to have worked down there and then brought the tin back up such a dangerous path in bad weather!


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