A rare opportunity to venture into the abandoned and forgotten world of the slate miner. Feel the dark, damp workings come alive as your expert Guide shares his stories. An authentic adventure into an unknown dark world...3 different trips of varying lengths to choose from with trips largely tailored to your wishes: Adenture, History, Adrenaline.
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. 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
"Highlight of our week in Snowdonia. Our tour guide Mark really made it, his knowledge and charisma pair fantastically. After my daughter and I sat in the café and chatted about our experience for hours You have to go!" - RKT2004 explored 2016