The Glow-worm Tunnels, Newnes
For those wanting a touch of magic and adventure, a visit to the glow worm tunnel is a must.
This 400-metre tunnel was originally built in the early 1900s to serve the Newnes oil shale works. Long abandoned, it’s now lit by thousands of glow worms that thrive in the dark, damp environment.
The track itself is short, relatively easy and popular with families, although the ground in the tunnel is rocky and slipper, so take care. Like every magical creature, glow worms are sensitive to sound, so try to keep the noise low.
Remember to take good walking shoes, a torch and your sense of wonder.