Honister Slate Mine & Via Ferrata

Located at the head of the picturesque and dramatic Honister Pass, this is the last working slate mine in England.

However, as an attraction it is so much more than simply the production of world famous Westmorland green slate. Travel deep inside the heart of the mountain on a mine tour, or challenge yourself to ‘Climb the Mine’ following the route of the original hardy and fearless miners.

Outside, there are adrenaline-filled adventures aplenty with a choice of VIA FERRATA CLASSIC or Via Ferrata Xtreme. The Classic route is an award winning attraction suitable for most ages and abilities. It follows the original miners’ route to the top of the mountain. The Xtreme is a much more challenging experience with exposed mountain drops, vertical climbs, ladders, a Burma Bridge and cargo net crossing. Not for the faint hearted, but well worth the scare! 

Contact Information

Honister Slate Mine
Honister Pass, Borrowdale
CA12 5XN
Tel: 017687 77230
Email: info@honister.com
Web: http://honister.com