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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Experience, £8-£52

Exploring an old Welsh Slate Mine in Corris

Exploring an old Welsh Slate Mine in Corris

Exploring an old Welsh Slate Mine in Corris


Our trips take 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 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.

We offer a 2 hour Mine Explorers trip (ages 10+), a Half Day Mine Expedition (ages 13+) and a Taster Trip (ages 8+) for younger visitors and for anyone wishing to try it out first.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open all year, pre-booking is essential. If you haven't booked and are passing please call in to check if a trip is running.


1 hour Taster Trip: Adult £12.50, Child £8.50 (8-15incl.)
2 hour Mine Explorer Trip: £27 per person
Half Day Mine Expedition: £52 per person

Note: Minimum age for Taster Trip is 8 years, for the Mine Explorer Trip 10 years & for the Half Day Exploration 13 years. Up to the age of 18, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Corris Craft Centre,
SY20 9RF

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Map reference: SH 752077  Lat: 52.65303 Long: -3.84547

Located at the Corris Craft Centre on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Machynlleth station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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