Poldark Series 4, episode 4 aired on 1st July 2018 on the BBC in the UK. This episode concluded with a big finale, the rescue scene at the mine. The image used for this post was taken outside this mine recently.

Wheal Coates with Botallack Mine on the background

This blog post will help you find all of the Cornish filming locations used in this episode. As always, we have written this in a way to prevent spoilers.

For those of you who would like to visit Cornwall and the Poldark locations, we have added some quick links to show you local places to stay and dine near to each location. Printed copies of our maps are available for free at these businesses shown, so you may want to pop in and pick one up. Please note that the locations are spread all over Cornwall so the links are different.

So, here we go for episode 4…

  • The opening scene where Caroline, Dwight, and Ross watch children play games on the beach with Demelza was filmed at Holywell Bay – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.

 

Holywell Bay near Newquay

  • Gwennap Head was the location used for the scene where Dwight stands on the cliff top looking out to sea whilst holding his baby, Sarah – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • Ross and Dwight discuss baby Sarah whilst they are at Wheal Grace mine. The actual location for this was Wheal Coates mine, and if you look carefully at the close-up shots of Dwight when he is speaking you can see Botallack mine in the background – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • Gwennap Head is used again as a location but this time for the scene where Drake and Rosina Hoblyn walk along the cliff tops – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • The short scene where Sam and Emma Tregirls meet to discuss their relationship was filmed at Penberth Cove – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.

Penberth Cove

  • Before the funeral, there is a short coastal clip of the dramatic cliffs at Bedruthan Steps – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • Towards the end of this episode, Ross and Demelza walk on the beach and discuss their relationship. This was filmed at Holywell Bay – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.
  • The scene where Sam and Drake follow Rosina along the cliff path was filmed at Porth Loe which is about 500m north of Gwennap Head – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.

Porth Loe near PorthGwarra

  • Some of the dramatic underground mine scenes used in this episode were filmed at the real Poldark Mine which is near Helston on the Lizard Peninsula  – Click here for local places to stay and here for local places to eat. Additional local information, plus a free to download tourist map can be found here.

…and that’s it for Episode 4.

As for our big announcement! Well, we have a fantastic trip for four to Cornwall for one lucky person to win. You will stay at the luxury retreat Marthas Orchard and have your own private tour to the Poldark filming locations with the Elite Duchy Touring Company. More details about how you can enter will be posted soon…