An extensive natural cave system, set in a valley. Walk through the nine impressive caverns and mine workings with interesting mining equipment and geological displays throughout. Remarkably, the caves have produced artists' pigment for over 4,500 years and ochre pigments are still mined here today.


Address: The Rocks, Clearwell Nr Coleford Royal Forest of Dean Gloucestershire GL16 8JR

  • Telephone: 01594 832 535
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Open Days & Times

4-6, 25-27, 30-31 May; 26-28, 31 Oct-3 Nov. Thu-Mon Jun-1 Sep. 1000-1500. Visit website for more details and essential online booking.


  • By Bus: 31
  • By Rail: Lydney / 5 miles


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

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