This year we are offering extended mine tours into parts of our mine not previously open to the public. This tour is a bit more demanding that our normal tour so is only for the adventurous, you can expect a bit of mud!
No 7 drift was the last drift to be opens at Apedale and was in production when the mine was closed in 1998. The drift was sealed and remained buried until 2009 when our mining team created a link to it from our existing mine. Since then we have repaired and developed No 7 drift to the point where we are now able to offer tours.
The tours will last 1 ½ to 2 hours and our experienced guides will take you through the nearly all of the accessible workings at Apedale.
11am, Saturday 25th March 2017 (fully booked)
2pm, Saturday 25th March 2017(fully booked)
11am, Saturday 29th April 2017 (fully booked)
2pm, Saturday 29th April 2017 (fully booked)
On extended tour days there will be two tours, at 11am and 2pm, with ten places on each one. Our normal tours will also be available.
The cost is £15 per person.
Before taking part there will be an introductory video and you will be asked to sign a simple declaration for insurance purposes.
To take part on this tour you will need…
- Warm Clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty, Armani Suits not recommended.
- Stout waterproof footwear, e.g. boots or wellies.
- To be reasonably fit (there are some steep bits!)
- To be aged 14 or over.
Places are limited to 10 per tour so if you want to secure a spot on the tour please email email@example.com with your name, which tour you want to go on and how many places you wish to reserve. Otherwise it will be on a first-come-first-served basis. If possible select a second choice for tour as previous events have booked up quickly.