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.
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!
FRESH FROM THE BLOG
Honister Slate Mine, England’s last working slate mine, is delighted to announce its brand-new multimedia mine tour is open and ready to bring the mines history to life through storytelling,...Read More
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Better than the Great Barrier Reef…The Lake District’s biggest thrill, don’t even think of coming to Honister and missing the Via Ferrata
This developing attraction is exciting, interactive and unique in the area creating an adventurous and memorable experience for a wide range of visitors yet remaining true to the principles of sustainability and helping to support a number of jobs for local people. Visitors can not only experience the great Cumbrian outdoors but also see first hand the restoration of the Lake District slate mining industry
The Lake District is the loveiest part of England and Borrowdale is the fairest of its Valleys
Honister is owned by a local family and is a supporter of the Lake District community, economy and the environment. Every penny you spend at Honister helps support the mine and our young people