Corris Mine Explorers

Add Corris Mine Explorers to your Itinerary

Type:Climbing and Mountaineering

SY20 9RF

Tel: 01654 761244

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

Ticket Prices

Guide Prices

Pathfinder: Adult £19.50, Child (8+) £14.95
Adventurer: £29.50 (minimum age 10)
Exclusive Mine Expedition - available for groups only. For groups of between 2 and 10 explorers - £395

What's included

What's included

  • Equipment Provided

What to bring

What to bring

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs - Waterproofs are not essential but may help if you explore during very wet weather or following a period of heavy rain.



  • Car Charging Point
  • Cyclists welcome
  • Picnic Site
  • Walkers welcome


  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Café
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Open daily from Easter to beginning of November. Y Crochan cafe had reduced opening hours during the winter months.
  • Packed lunch available
  • Picnic Site
  • Serve breakfast - An all day breakfast is served from 10am.
  • Serve lunch
  • Take away service

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - 1 hour Mini Mine Explorer: Minimum age 8 2 hour Maxi Mine Explorer: Minimum age 10 Half Day Mine Expedition: Minimum age 13

Group Travel

  • Coach parties accepted
  • Out of Hours Visits

Languages spoken

  • Hungarian spoken - The Café Manager is fluent in Hungarian but not always available.

Parking & Transport

  • Accessible by public transport
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential - Book online at For group booking enquiries and during the winter months call 01654 761244.
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Equipment/clothing free of charge - Mini Mine Explorer: A hard hat and hand torch is provided. Maxi Mine Explorer: Helmet, cap lamp, lamp belt & safety clips Maxi Mine Explorer: Helmet, cap lamp, lamp belt & safety clips A pair of wellies can also be provided if necessary. We recommend that all explorers wear 2 pairs of thick socks, the temperature underground is a cool 8 degrees, whatever the temperature abovegroud.
  • Experience level - beginner
  • First Aid
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Insurance included
  • Shop
  • Staff Fluent in Languages - Other - Many of the staff at the Corris Craft Centre are fluent in Welsh and the Café Manager is fluent in Hungarian.
  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction - Corris Mine Explorers takes you underground into an abandoned Welsh slate mine.
  • Outdoor Attraction - There is a short walk up a steep path to the mine entrance which is all outside. You then enter the mine and explore underground.
  • Smoking Some Areas - Smoking is not permitted underground in the old Braich Goch slate mine. Smoking is permitted above ground before and after your mine exploration.

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens - With a wealth of history and adventure (we can make it as adventurous as you want) we entertain a lot of fit and active seniors.
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - For pre-booked groups of 10+, one person explores free.
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find us at the Corris Craft Centre on the main A487 road between Dolgellau and Machynlleth. We're on The Wales Way and the Snowdonia360 route. What3words: ///entry.theme.golden

Public Transport Directions

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

Opening Times

Corris Mine Explorers (28 Mar 2022 - 4 Nov 2022)

* Corris Mine Explorers trips run daily until 4th November. The Pathfinder and Adventurer trip are available to book online and also on arrival. In addition, group visits and the Exclusive Mine Expedition can be booked by contacting us by email or phoning 01654 761244. We chat with you to find out what you and your group would like and tailor your underground exploration for you. We also offer Underground Christmas Parties. On our Christmas Party trips you get the underground space of the old Braich Goch mine to yourselves with lots of exploring and festive fun thrown in. Please contact us to chat about your groups’ wishes and to book.

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