Extended Mine Tours

Delve Deeper!

No7 Drift

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 opened 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.

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.
  • Stout waterproof footwear, e.g. boots or wellies.
  • To be reasonably fit (there are some steep bits!)
  • To be aged 14 or over.
  • To be comfortable in moderately confined spaces
  • To not suffer from any condition that could incapacitate you during the tour.

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*Tour availability at the time of writing and is subject to change.