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Adventure Caving in Clearwell

Let us take you on an adventure to remember. This is an experience which will make your stay in the Forest of Dean something special. Involves some climbing, crawling, getting dirty, and good fun!  

Attraction in or near Clearwell


If like us, once you’ve experienced the hidden world of our show cave, you want the adventure to continue...

Escape beneath the forest. Take one of our caving trips to venture into the parts of the mine and caves not normally visited by the public. Discover where the next turn takes you, emerge into a world seen by few eyes. Dare to go deeper!

Beyond the Beaten Path: Semi-Deep Caving

Follow your curiosity further and take this simple caving adventure beyond the barriers. Perfect for younger groups or those who want the adventure to continue, but aren’t ready yet for anything too challenging; the semi-deep caving experience lets you crawl, slither and clamber into areas visitors wouldn’t normally experience.

Gear up with helmets and lamps and get a little dirty; starting on the public tour, go off route with one of our excellent guides to discover areas last seen by miners centuries ago.

A perfect experience for adventure trips, birthdays, or just those with a curious nature. A memorable trip. Allow 2 hours.

Dare to gol Deeper: Deep level caving

Go deep under the Forest, visiting this labyrinth of over 250 acres of passageways and caverns.

Walk, crawl, slither and clamber your way down to 200ft (62m) underground; you will be caving through natural and mined features. Get geared up and our experienced guide leads you on a more serious caving adventure, with routes the guide adapts to suit a wide variety of skills, thrills, occasions and fun.

We supply helmets, lamps, overalls, wellies and any other safety equipment required, plus of course we provide your mine leader, who after discussion with your group, chooses a route to suit the groups ability and interests. Allow 3 hours. 

Small groups are led through the cave by experienced and knowledgeable guides. 

All young persons (over 7 years and under 18 years) must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

All equipment provided. HSE, AALA licensed, Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) badge holders. Fun and educational. 


  • Activities
  • Adventure
  • Attraction
  • Booking Recommended
  • Children welcome
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Group Activities
  • Off-Road Parking
  • On-site catering or Cafe
  • Single sex groups accepted
  • Sport


Clearwell Caves
The Rocks, Clearwell
Near Coleford
GL16 8JR
O/S Ref: SO 576082

Enter your start address:

From Coleford town centre, take B4228 towards Lydney and Chepstow. Continue for approximately 1mile and take turning to Clearwell on right hand side. Follow brown and white signs, Clearwell Caves car and coach park is situated 300m on the left hand side.

  • Clearwell
  • Coleford


Associated Businesses

Clearwell Caves

The ancient mines at Clearwell Caves are a secret world hidden beneath the trees; they are an exciting underground experience for the whole family. Cafe, shop, picnic area, free parking.

Attraction in or near Clearwell

The Lamproom Cafe at Clearwell Caves

A gem of a cafe - drop in even if just passing by - serving delicious light meals, homemade soups, cakes and superb leaf teas or Illy aribica coffee. The cafe walls are lined with fascinating mining memorabilia.

Cafe or Tearoom in or near Clearwell

The Giftshop at Clearwell Caves

Find a gift that is special to the Forest.

Attraction in or near Clearwell