Cornish favourites: Levant Mine

If you are interested in the Cornish mines and specifically the ruins, but not keen on going underground (Geevor) or walking on steep cliffs (Botallack / Wheal Coates / Rinsey) then Levant is the place for you.  Its main attraction is that it has the world’s only Cornish beam engine still operated by steam on its original site.  A wide-open site with several ruins to explore on a dramatic cliff-top setting which does not involve any scary drops. Though you might want to watch out for suspicious holes in the ground.

View to Pendeen Watch

The mine is looked after by the National Trust so that you can interact with living mining history.

Original Post: August 2015 – please follow the link for more images of this historic place.


  1. restlessjo says:

    Sounds good to me. I’ll just pop down. 🙂 🙂 Oh, hang on! My schedule is a bit busy this week….

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well you are called the restless one…

  2. Sue says:

    Oh, I would love to return…..

  3. Reminds me that I too am near the ocean. Haven’t seen it yet! Visitors and white ant men and excessively long bank conversations at low tide. Or could it possibly be bone laziness? Lovely blue and ruins.

    1. Heyjude says:

      You need to pop over to the original post (not sure you saw that one) as it has tons more information and photos. I’m feeling lazy too at the moment.

  4. beetleypete says:

    Poldark was back on TV last Sunday, so I expect a revitalised interest in your area, Jude. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh, yes, Pete. I am sure it will. Still not bumped into Ross though 😉

      1. Lucid Gypsy says:

        When you do send him my way please, I promise to look after him 😉

  5. Poldark starts here this Saturday. Yay. In the meantime I’ll enjoy this glorious scenery.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m finding it all a bit sad this series.

      1. Having read all the books twice, I have a fair idea of what’s coming.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I still haven’t read the books. Maybe I should.

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