Caving

Sygun Copper Mine

Sygun Copper Mine is a Victorian copper mine which closed in 1903 but was renovated and reopened by the Amies family as a tourist attraction in 1986, focusing on audio-visual tours of the underground workings. Sygun Copper Mine was once a main supplier of minerals in Wales.

Tomb of the Eagles

Perched above the dramatic South Ronaldsay cliffs, the Isbister Chambered Cairn – better known today as the ‘Tomb of the Eagles’ – is one of Orkney’s top archaeological sites. Discovered by chance by local farmer Ronnie Simison in the 1950s, the Stone Age tomb revealed an amazing collection of bones and artefacts, placed here some …

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Reigate Caves

The Surrey town of Reigate is well known for its ‘caves’ which riddle the town centre, although these are in fact largely old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of …

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Fan Bay Deep Shelter

Fan Bay Deep Shelter is a tunnel complex constructed in 1940/41 as accommodation for the gun battery above. Today this network of abandoned tunnels is virtually all that remains of these long forgotten defences. You too can experience the incredible adventure underground. Take a journey into the past on a guided tour of the tunnels …

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Llanfair Slate Caverns

Once above ground, we’ve got plenty to keep you in awe. Our amazing collection of precious, naturally formed gemstones will keep children in awe long after exploring below the mountains, while our beautiful collection of Welsh slate will make the perfect gift. Or you could visit the cafe, with homemade cakes and stunning views!

Corris Mine Explorers

A rare opportunity to explore the virtually untouched, historic workings of an old Welsh slate mine with one of Wales’ top Mine Explorers. The mine was first worked in 1836 and abandoned by the miners around 40 years ago. More than 130 years of mining history is captured inside waiting to be discovered. It’s as …

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Grime’s Graves

Grime?s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim?s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. It was not until one of them was excavated in 1870 that they were identified as flint mines dug over 5,000 years ago. A small exhibition area …

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Smugglers Adventure

St Clements Caves are located on the West Hill in Hastings, East Sussex. The caves were named after a nearby parish church and since 1989 are home to the “Smugglers Adventure” tourist attraction which tells the story of smuggling on the South Coast of England 200 years ag

Fort Amherst Heritage Trust

Fort Amherst, in Medway, South East England, was constructed in 1756 at the southern end of the Brompton lines of defence to protect the southeastern approaches to Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway against a French invasion.

Go Below Underground Adventures

Anturiaethau tywys tanddaearol amrwd. Authentic guided underground adventures in abandoned mines including world’s longest underground zip-line & 1st freefall! Go Below Underground Adventures is an award winning, unique adventure activity experience taking people on personally guided, exciting underground exploration trips! We currently offer three different trips which involve abseiling, zip-lining, traversing, climbing and exploring in …

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Royston Cave

Royston Cave was discovered by accident in 1742 by workmen erecting a bench in the butter market above. A millstone was found in the ground which, when lifted, uncovered a vertical, well-like shaft. Toeholds had been cut into the chalk to form steps. A small boy volunteered to make the first descent and he found …

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Stump Cross Caverns

The caverns at Stump Cross are located beneath Greenhow hill, 1,275 feet (389 m) above sea level. Their name was taken from Stump Cross, which in ancient times marked the limit of Knaresborough Forest. The area above the caves consists largely of moorland, the nearest towns being Pateley Bridge and Grassington. One mile of the …

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Clearwell Caves

Christmas at Clearwell Caves takes you into a whole other world where forests grow underground and the story of ?Archie and the Unicorn? unfolds in beautiful displays through caverns filled with twinkling lights. Father Christmas awaits you, along with his elves, who will help you choose an early gift. There are stalls and an underground …

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Marble Arch Caves

The Marble Arch Caves are a series of natural limestone caves located near the village of Florencecourt in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The caves are named after the nearby Marble Arch, a natural limestone arch at the upstream end of Cladagh Glen under which the Cladagh River flows.

Mother Shipton’s Cave

Within historic woodland along the River Nidd is Mother Shipton?s Cave, the birthplace of the famous prophetess. It is situated next to the Petrifying Well, England?s oldest visitor attraction. The attraction tells the story of Mother Shipton and the waters which turn objects to stone.The park that is home to Mother Shipton?s Cave and the …

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National Showcaves Centre

Dan yr Ogof, located at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales, is a 17-kilometre long cave system in south Wales, about 5 miles north of Ystradgynlais and 15 miles southwest of Brecon, in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Ramsgate Tunnels

Now open to the public these fascinating tunnels bring to life to what it was like to shelter and live underground in Ramsgate during WW2. Beneath Ramsgate lies an abandoned labyrinth of tunnels which extends for more than 3 miles around the town. This unique underground city was constructed as part of the town?s Air …

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Carnglaze Caverns

One of Cornwall?s premier underground experiences is a family run business, with much to enjoy Open All Year?for self-guided tours underground (may be guided in high seasons) Three large chambers with stunning?Underground Lake Set in Quarry Wood consisting of 6.5 acres of ancient woodland with an?exceptional walk The Terrace Garden and Enchanted Dell start a …

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Underground Passages

The Passages have long exercised a fascination over local people, with stories of wars and sieges, plague and pestilence! Their purpose was simple; to bring clean drinking water from natural springs in fields lying outside the walled city, through lead pipes into the heart of the city. The pipes sometimes sprang leaks and repairs to …

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Shepton Mallet Caving Club

We, the Shepton Mallet Caving Club (SMCC), are a Mendip based caving club which was founded in March 1949. As a Mendip-based club, in the 1960s and 70s it was at the forefront in the cave diving exploration of Swildon?s Hole, progressively downstream to Sump 12 and involved in pushing the exploration of many other …

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Burnley Caving Club

BCC have been operating as an active caving and potholing club since 1950. We currently have over 30 members, with a wide range of ages, many of whom are active cavers. We are a friendly and approachable club and are always looking for new members. On our site you can find information about the club, …

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Goodwin Sands Potholing Club

The aims and Objectives of The Goodwin Sands Potholing Club are to raise funds for the provision and support of recreational activities for young people aged between 12 and 25 from the Kent area. To enable them to advance their education by encouraging, self-reliance, interdependence, confidence & improvisation knowledge and skills, and thereby enabling them …

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