Grab a rare opportunity to venture into and explore the abandoned and forgotten world of the slate miner. Feel the dark, damp mine's history come alive as your expert guide shares its stories. An authentic adventure into a hidden world.
Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure.
Our 3 trips 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 shut 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. Be it history, adventure or something more adrenaline pumping we can do it. You'll discover old mining tools, machinery, drinking vessels, candles and cigarette packs 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, adventurous and fun.
Book on line up to the day before you wish to explore
"Absolutely fantastic thing to do. Guide is brilliant and this is truly an experience like no other. Utterly breathtaking bit of exploring" King of Geography explored 2017.