Audio Trail: Count House and Coast, Botallack


Approximate trail length 1 mile. Approximate walking time: Allow 1/1.5 hours

This trail explores Botallack Mine with its world famous Crowns’ engine houses, arsenic works and nearby mines. It takes in the Count House owned by the National Trust, which has a free exhibition. For opening times please contact the Count House on 01736 786004 or visit

We recommend you download and save the entire trail (and individual trails if you wish) to your MP3 device before you visit, as the wifi and signal strength varies from site to site.

Full Audio Trail (MP3)

Individual Audio Trail files (MP3s)

Map (PDF)

Audio trail information sheet (PDF)


To get the most from your audio trail we recommend you download the following files:

• Trail description – this provides you with an outline of the trail including essential information like how to get there, and where the nearest refreshments are.
• Map – this will help you navigate around the trail. You may also like to take your own OS map for more detailed exploration.
• Audio Trail – download the MP3 file to your phone.

If you would like more information on the history of the area you may be interested in downloading our more detailed Delving Deeper guide. You can also look at the Delve Deeper pages on our website.

If you would like to read the entire script of the audio trails it is available to download as a pdf here

Help with downloading

To download the files, right click on the files, and choose the option to save the file to your computer. Once saved to your computer you can add the files to your device as you would songs or any other file. This will vary for each device, but you can use any supplied software (such as iTunes, Windows Media Player), or drag and drop the file.

What did you think?
These trails are the first in a series of audio guides which we will be developing over the next year. Do you have any recommendations for future locations? If you have suggestions or comments please contact the World Heritage Site team on + 44 (0)1872 322586 (answerphone).

Thank you
With thanks to

• Gamble and Fearon Partners
• i-DAT (Digital Art and Technology) at the University of Plymouth
• Our narrators - these trails were all recorded by local people with a passion for the area. Coming soon...more information about the narrators.

Audio trails are used at your own risk. The World Heritage Site will not be held responsible for any injuries incurred as a result of using the trail or straying from the trail route. The World Heritage Site does not own any of the land used on the audio trails.

We recommend you:

  • Observe the countryside code
  • Stop the trail when crossing roads or in areas where there might be danger from passing traffic.
  • Never have the volume so loud that you cannot hear what is going on around you.

This activity includes the following locations: