Using only caving techniques, this is authentic exploration, with no frills or fixed lighting. To successfully travel through this mine we have to cross many deep mine shafts and climb up, down and across the bottomless chasms that the Cornish miners of old excavated over hundreds of years. Don't worry, we are always attached to ropes for safety, but a head for heights is a must, as none of these obstacles can be avoided. We use via ferrata-like installations and even abseiling to move between the levels. As well as providing a bucket-load of adrenalin, this trip gives a fascinating insight to the lives and working conditions of the Cornish miners back in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their world really has to be seen to be believed. As well as being fully qualified cave and mine leaders, your instructors are also passionate about Cornish mining heritage and history. So, rest assured that you will get to learn a great deal about what went on 'below grass' in Cornwall throughout its rich mining history.
The minimum age for this trip is 14. A reasonable level of fitness is required but most importantly, a head for heights is a must. From the outset, there are deep shafts and chams to cross, and they cannot be avoided. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR4dWV3a47M to check that this trip is for you. If you are unsure, please give us a call so that we can have a chat about it.
If you are looking for something a little less challenging, then please see our Underground Explorer trip.
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination