A guide for visitors
If you decide to visit the site, please feel free to wander as it is all access ground and unenclosed. But please remember that it is a disused mining site and as such expect more hazards that you would normally expect to meet in the general countryside. Also please bear in mind that the site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Please consider the following points:
Other than the above, please feel free to enjoy
Underground access is only allowed to properly equipped cavers and mine explorers with BCA or similar public liability insurance WHO ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE RISKS INVOLVED AND ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT THEM. Every group shall be led by a competent person who is able to assess risk and make appropriate mitigations.
Any commercial filming requires the prior consent of the Trust
The underground is part of the scheduled ancient monument therefore any digging or other interference with the fabric of the mine is illegal
Although there are barriers in place to prevent accidental public entry the trust does not fit locks therefore there are no keys or combinations to be obtained. If you are a club, please contact us and let us know who you are. Please replace or close any barriers when you leave so as to leave the mine secure against accidental entry.
Also please be advised that the trust is NOT responsible for any bolts or other fixed aids, the leader of every group is responsible for the safety of the members of the group, and it is the leaders responsibility to make on the spot risk assessments and appropriate mitigations as exploration proceeds.
This site supports the Safe_Explore initiative.