Explore a disused Welsh slate mine with Corris Mine Explorers
 

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3 Great Underground Trips

Kitting up with miner's lamp, lamp belt, helmet and safety clipsKitting up with miner's lamp, lamp belt, helmet and safety clips [+]

Our three great trips start from the Corris Craft Centre where you meet your guide and get kitted up for your trip. Mark, your guide, will explain how the equipment works before the short walk to the mine entrance.

You will be taken into the dark, damp tunnels and underground workings in exclusive groups of no more than 15, by the experienced guide.

Please note that advance booking is essential to guarantee your exploration, please click the Book Now button at the very top of the page. However, if you're passing please drop in and you could find that there's a suitable trip running with availability.

If you’re booking for 6 people or more we can tailor make a trip especially for you. Please telephone us and tell us what sort of trip you would like, be it adventurous, historic or something a bit more extreme and we will tailor make an underground adventure for you.

If you’re a group of 10+, you get a tailor made trip and a discount -1 person from your group explores for free!.

Taster Trip (50 minutes)

The Taster Trip is great for young families (minimum age 8) and for anyone wanting to try out mine exploring. You'll explore the dark, abandoned slate mine workings and find immense chambers and discarded machinery and tools. Get a taste of what the main exploration trips involve.

Kit provided: Hand torch and helmet. Walking distance: 1/4 mile. Ages: 8+

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Mine Explorers Trip (2 hours)

Our 2 hour Mine Explorers Trip takes you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine was abandoned. As the door closed for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore. After years of research, our top Mine Guide will share stories of mining life as you explore the underground with some climbing and scrambling if you wish (these parts of the trip are optional). All of our trips run with a small group of explorers which means that we can largely tailor make them to suit your wishes, interests and abilities and those of the other members of your group. You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packets discarded by the miners whilst stories of life in the mine spill out in such a way you can almost feel it creaking back to life. 100% authentic, historic, adventurous and fun.

Kit provided: Helmet, cap lamp, lamp belt & safety clips. Walking distance: 1/2 mile. Ages: 10+

Half Day Mine Expedition

Our Half Day Mine Expedition takes you into parts of the mine, hand-dug and worked by Victorian miners in 1836 and areas worked up until the 1970s when the mine was abandoned including 10+ rarely visited chambers. As the door closed for the very last time a virtual time capsule was left behind which you can now explore. After years of research, our top Mine Guide will share stories of mining life as you explore the underground with some clipping onto safety ropes to traverse ledges, the option to crawl through holes, climb ladders and to scramble around is also available but optional. We always explore in small groups and can largely tailor make each trip to meet the wishes, interests and abilities of each group member. You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packets discarded by the miners whilst stories of life in the mine spill out in such a way you can almost feel it creaking back to life. The Half Day Mine Expedition is exhilarating enjoyment - 100% authentic, historic, adventurous and fun.

Kit provided: Helmet, cap lamp, lamp belt & safety clips. Walking distance: 2 miles plus. Ages: 13+

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