Discover the amazing caverns at Clearwell, set in the beautiful Royal Forest of Dean. You wander through nine impressive, well lit natural caverns connected by winding passageways and going down 100ft underground. Fascinating and fun guided tours can be pre-booked. The caverns have beautiful colours due to iron minerals in the rocks and they are also a constant 11 degrees, great for cooling off if the sun becomes too much! There are displays of tools and equipment used by miners, including young children, over the past 4,500 years, until 1945 when deep mining finally ended. TV companies love the atmospheric caverns and have used them for recent episodes of Dr Who and Merlin. You might even meet the resident ghost – the old man of the mine!
For a fantastic adventure small groups can book a caving activity. These trips go well beyond the public pathways, seeing features and workings exactly as the miners left them. The trips involve crawling, scrambling and getting dirty making them an exhilarating experience.