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Exploring with Corris Mine Explorers

Exploring with Corris Mine Explorers

Exploring the old Braich Goch Slate Mine with Corris Mine Explorers.
Exploring with Corris Mine Explorers

Mine Exploration, £8.90-£60

Corris,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 9RF

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Awarded a Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Award 2021.
Explore the abandoned workings of an old Welsh slate mine with some of the best Mine Guides in Britain. You will make your way through the abandoned mine workings with the optional use of ropes, ladders and some scrambling around. More than 130 years of mining history is captured inside awaiting discovery. Machinery, tools & inspirational stories of life in the mine

Get kitted up before entering the dark abandoned and virtually untouched workings of the old Braich Goch mine. The mine first opened in 1836 and our trips take you along the hand-dug tunnels deep into the old mine workings. Discover old tools, machinery, drinks bottles, discarded cigarette packets and more whilst actual stories of life in the mine unfold.

Our Mine Guides have spent years delving around miles of underground caverns and tunnels in and around Braich Goch whilst conducting very thorough research. They have met with and interviewed retired miners and their families and documented years of history.

As you explore tales of working life in the mine will unfold in such a way that you can almost feel the mine creaking back to life. Choose from a 1 hour Mini Mine Explorer (great for young families, min. age 8, and for anyone wishing to try out mine exploring), a 2 hour Maxi Mine Explorer trip (which takes you further into the old mine workings where you get to explore with ropes, ladders and some optional climbing) or a Half Day Mine Expedition where you get to explore deep inside the old mine workings to parts of the mine that are rarely visited.
Come, explore and step into the tough working lives of the miners of past generations. Corris Mine Explorers offers History, Adventure, Discovery and Fun all rolled into one fantastic trip.

Baby changing facilitiesCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsElectric car charging point

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

There are no toilet facilities underground but toilets are available at the Corris Craft Centre before and after your trip. Disabled toilets are also available at the Corris Craft Centre but due to the nature of the Corris Mine Explorers trip, explorers need to be fit and able to walk 1/4 mile (Mini trip), 1/2 mile (Maxi trip) and 2 miles for the Exclusive Mine Expedition.

Opening details

Corris Mine Explorers opens most of the year and trips must be pre-booked online in advance of arrival. However, if you're passing it's always worth calling in to see if a trip is available. Exploration for 6+ explorers run all year round, advance booking is essential.

Prices

Mini Mine Explorer - Adult £15 Child £8.90 (minimum age 8)
2 hour Mine Explorer Trip - £32 (minimum age 10)
Half Day Mine Expedition - £60 (minimum age 13)

Address

Corris,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 9RF

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SH 749078  Lat: 52.65422 Long: -3.84966

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By car: Located at the Corris Craft Centre in Mid Wales on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau. Please DO NOT use our postcode in your sat nav (it will misdirect you up a narrow one-way track) instead use "Corris Craft Centre".

By public transport: There are regular buses from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: X27 and T2 stop right outside and 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away). Sustrans Cycle Route 8 passes nearby. There are regular direct trains from Birmingham to Machynlleth.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

There are no toilet facilities underground but toilets are available at the Corris Craft Centre before and after your trip. Disabled toilets are also available at the Corris Craft Centre but due to the nature of the Corris Mine Explorers trip, explorers need to be fit and able to walk 1/4 mile (Mini trip), 1/2 mile (Maxi trip) and 2 miles for the Exclusive Mine Expedition.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu
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