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Go Below, Underground Adventures – Wales

I found this experience online and was immediately interested. It is in north Wales, situated near Snowdonia.

Go Below is a Slate mine in which they have set up zip lines, bridges, abseiling, traverses and even a section you have to paddle over in a boat.

I booked onto the Go Below Challenge course which is the easiest of the three you can choose from and lasts for roughly 5 hours including a 20-30 minute walk to the entrance of the mine.

We arrived at the reception where we were kitted with wellies and a harness and then headed off in a mini bus to the start of the walk to the mine. The 20-30 minute walk consisted of steep climbs up hill on slate which was slippery in places.

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Once up the hill, we headed into a scenic wood with a track to follow, it seemed like we would never find the entrance as it just looked like a normal wood.

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Then before we knew it, we saw a little stream and a gated entrance in which we had to crouch down to get through.

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Once inside the only light was from our head torches and we had to walk through ankle deep water until reaching the first activity, a boat ride across an underground lake which had been formed because the floor had caved through.

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The next couple of hours were filled with fun zip lines and traverses and climbing up little water falls!

The last activity of the day involved a climb around the edge attached by a rope which was really difficult in Wellies, and then an abseil down onto the mine floor ready for the walk out.

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The views on the way back were incredible and I couldn’t stop taking photos!

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Somewhere…Something incredible Is waiting to be found…

 

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