Experience the REAL Lake District

All Adventure.  All Weather.  All Ages

Via Ferrata

The Classic, and for the brave – the Xtreme!

Climb The Mine

The only one in England!

Mine Tours

Go DEEP underground. Perfect in wet weather!

Slate Products

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.

View Our New Webcam!

Take a look at our new web cam, which shows our view over Fleetwith Pike.

History of Honister

Caretakers of the Mountain

Celebrating 20 years at Honister Slate Mine, we take care of this iconic mountain in the heart of the Lake District. Learn more about our fascinating history and heritage, then come and experience it for yourself!


Thank You to ALL !

Honister opened the doors for locals and visitors alike last weekend to celebrate our environment and simply say “thank you”…
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Christmas opening hours

20th December – 9am-2:30pm
21st December – 10am – 5pm
22nd December 9am – 5pm
23rd, 24th,25th December CLOSED
26th – 29th December – 9am – 5pm
30th December – 15th January – CLOSED

Last orders: 19th of December – (Vouchers are emailed)