Squeezed between slivers of slate, an extraordinary labyrinth of nets is strung between amethyst lit rock faces that spiral into the belly of the mountain.
Leaving its dusty tones behind, Llechwedd Slate Cavern has emerged, 200 years on, as a glorified rainbow lit adventure paradise, where families can challenge their adrenaline capacity by zipping from rock to rock, tightrope walking across narrow drops - all cradled by mesh. The bravest family members have the option to select a challenging finish by tackling the UK’s steepest zipwire.
Younger folk will appreciate the gentler option of ‘Bounce Below’, a cocoon of nets draped deep within the cavern that will catapult children into the air for a euphoric trampolining experience.
For those with a stomach for it, should head topside to experience ‘Titan’, the world’s first 4 person seated zipline that hurtles families over 2,000 metres of valleys, offering an unfiltered view of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
It’s a thrilling experience that’s sure to be embedded into the minds of children for years to come.