Honistor Slate Mine
Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District We produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate a beautiful, functional 450 million year old material that has been extracted here for centuries.
We also produce the most most thrilling, interesting and memorable Lake District Adventures on offer, whatever the weather. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you around our spectacular, dramatic location.
Via Ferrata Classic
The Original Award Winning Adventure, Suitable for most ages & abilities
Following the original Miners route to the top of the Mountain, Not as challenging or demanding as the Via Ferrata Xtreme.
Via Ferrata Xtreme!
Adrenaline filled adventure high up the side and top of the mountain!
Introduced at Honister in 2012 to bring a much more challenging (and some say scary) Via Ferrata experience.
Go DEEP underground – Perfect in all weather and for most ages
Fully guided underground tours, we have a variety of tours suitable for all ages, abilities and weather conditions.
Climb The Mine
Adrenaline filled adventure- deep inside the heart of the mountain!
For an adrenaline filled adventure deep inside the heart of a Lake District mountain. The only one of its type in England.
All Day Pass
Can’t decide what to book?
Why not book it all!
Duration for each pass is 6 hours. Passes include; mine adventure, lunch and either the classic or Xtreme route.
Take home your very own little part of a Lake District Mountain
Browse through our shop filled with beautiful high quality slate products from England’s last working slate mine.
Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District, we produce the world famous Westmorland Green Slate – a beautiful and functional, 450 million year old material that has been extracted here for centuries.
Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5XN