Corris Mine Explorers

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Type:Climbing and Mountaineering

SY20 9RF

Tel: 01654 761584

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

Guide Prices

2024 prices - make savings when you book online.
Pathfinder - Online Prices: Adult £19.50, Child (8+) £14.95
Pathfinder - Walk-in Prices: Adult £21.50 Child (8+) £16.95
Adventurer - Online Price: £37 (minimum age 10)
Adventurer- Walk-in Price: £39.95
Exclusive Mine Expedition (half a day of exploring and adventure) - available for pre-booked groups only. For groups of between 2 and 10 explorers - £580

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.



  • Cyclists welcome
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Cater for school groups
  • Equipment/clothing free of charge - Path Finder: A hard hat and hand torch is provided. Adventurer: 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 aboveground.
  • Experience level - beginner
  • First Aid
  • Fitness level required - low
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Insurance included
  • Shop
  • 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.

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 (23 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

* Corris Mine Explorers opens all year round for pre-booked groups and schools. Open Easter to November for individual bookings which are now available to book online.

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