Wrysgan rock fall

There’s been what looks like a small amount of rock fall on floor 2 of the mine, just before the roped climb to the third floor. The rock fall has come from an areas with a significant amount of water permeating through the rock together with an body of quarts.

Although it’s unlikely groups will gather in the area as it’s wet, it’s worth being aware of.

Rhiwbach parking area

We’ve been getting reports that the flooding last weekend has decimated the footpath leading down the quarry from the top entrance to the mine, and washed a significant amount of debris into the parking area at the foot of the quarry.

Parking may be limited for a while until we can get this addressed. Feel free to send any photos so we can illustrate the damage.

This years mines inspections (April 2019)

Hello all,

This years inspections are programmed to start the 1st of April. The programme as it stands is as follows (although may change at short notice);

  • Monday 1st April: Minllyn & Gaerwern
  • Tuesday 2nd April: Cwmorthin
  • Wednesday 3rd April: Rhiwbach & Bwlch y Plwm
  • Thursday 4th April: Rhiwbach & Fish Caves

There’s a small number of places available to accompany the mines engineer during the inspections. If you’d like to observe the inspections please get in touch

Access updates

Apologies if you’ve just had your facebook news feed bombarded with posts from the mines website. I’ve just done a little tidying up so it should be easier for people to find information about specific mines quickly (there’s a drop down menu on the right hand side side bar).

If you’re aware of any changes to the access for the mines please let me know so I can keep these pages current.