Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers starts from the Corris Craft Centre. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the virtually untouched, abandoned workings of an old Welsh Slate Mine with one of Wales’ top Mine Explorers. Corris Mine Explorers was crowned Best Activity / Experience in Mid Wales 2019 / 2020 in the Mid Wales Tourism Awards.

The trips start with the equipment, proper mining gear including a hard hat, cap lamp, safety clips and a battery pack. Equipped and ready, you enter the mine; it’s dark and damp and you explore the route of entry hand dug by Victorian miners, with just the shallow light from your cap lamp.

As your eyes adjust to the darkness and you explore deeper into this virtual time capsule, you’ll discover old mining relics: tools, machinery, candles, cigarette packets and much more – discarded and forgotten since the day the Braich Goch slate mine closed in the early 1970s.

During these underground trips, authentic stories of working life in the mine are told in such a way that you can almost feel the mine creaking back to life.

There's a choice of trips: a 1 hour Mini Mine Explorer, a 2 hour Maxi Mine Explorer and, for pre-booked groups of 6 or more, an Exclusive Mine Expedition. Due to the nature of the trips, advance booking is essential.

Visit the Corris Mine Explorers website to find out more.

Exploring the old Braich Goch slate mine with Corris Mine Explorers
For a Corris Mine Explorers trip you are kitted up with a helmet, cap lamp and safety clips
During the trips you discover old mining relics including machinery, tools, candles and even packets of cigarettes discarded and left behind