BLASTING INTO THE UNKNOWN:
UNSEEN CAVERNS OPENED UP AS PART OF £3 MILLION WOOKEY HOLE EXPANSION
Tunnel and chamber 10 and 20 now open!
Come to Wookey Hole Caves and see previously unseen caverns and tunnels.
Teams have been working 24 hours a day to blast into the unknown and open up the previously unseen cavern beneath the Mendips.
Three tonnes of explosives and thousands of detonators were used to blast through 1000 tonnes of rock and reveal the spectacular new cave which is now the largest at the attraction.
Seventy metres of tunnel have been created and the new cavern features a stunning Subterranean lake and breathtaking rock formations. Experts have been left baffled by one particular fluted rock.
The project which now boasts one of the biggest showcave systems in Europe and was recently named as one of the most incredible caves in the world by Daily Telegraph Travel.
Wookey Hole Caves has blasted into a major expansion to create a new tunnel which opens up previously unseen caverns beneath the Mendips.
Managers say this is the most exciting project at the attraction in more than 40 years with more people having walked on the moon than in the vast underground caverns.