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Coity tip trail Big Pit Mining Museum

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Have Trolley - Will Walk...!

Disability aside, we all need to get some exercise if we can and, the benefits of being out of... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Robyn J
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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
300 foot shaft

Big Pit is so interesting. You go down 300 foot in a cage to the mine. There is a guide who used to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
angie j
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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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11 Sep 2017
“Have Trolley - Will Walk...!”
28 Aug 2017
“300 foot shaft”
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Disability aside, we all need to get some exercise if we can and, the benefits of being out of doors is an absolute bonus. I was truly blessed, the day I decided to walk along the side of Coity Tip Trail. I did not enter...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Robyn J
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Big Pit is so interesting. You go down 300 foot in a cage to the mine. There is a guide who used to be a miner telling you exactly how it was when it was a working mine and you experience pitch black conditions

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank angie j
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This trail is rather less hilly that the rest and despite its name is rather pretty. Some intersting wildlife to be seem,

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Runragged2
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

It's so interesting that you forget that you're in a mine. The men helping and doing the escort are kind, friendly and knowledgeable. The experience is also well done bringing the work to life. The museum in he bathhouse is full of great exhibits and...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank rosa267
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is an excellent historical industrial artifact and open museum. Highly recommend taking kids aged 9-15, to open their eyes as to hard people had to work for a living.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Sandyd264
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Very interesting walks and recently been upgraded and extended and sections re surfaced so now good walking and very scenic the pit lakes make a good walk more interesting ,there are some small carparks along the route so your walk can be divided Strong walking...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank William T
Reviewed 1 June 2015

for adults and children. Very interesting informative visit includes an amazing underground walk. Admission is free, although I would of been happy to pay for the experience. A very good insight into mining in the past. Gavin was our underground tour guide informative & amusing.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank 243nana
Reviewed 2 May 2015

On the half-mile trail between Furnace Sidings and Big Pit, you will find the Coity TipTrail. Originally a spoil tip from the coal mine, this area is now a wildlife sanctuary, a winding path leads past the pond to the very top where there are...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Response from Robyn J | Reviewed this property |
There is nowhere to leave your dog other than in your car. It really is quite desolate scenery around Big Pit. My advice, for what it's worth, would be to book your dog into Keeper's Cottage Kennels for 24 hours and complete... More
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