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
The home of ADVENTURE in The Lake District
Experience the REAL Lake District
Welcome to Honister
Located on an iconic mountain pass in the heart of Lake District National Park, Cumbria, Honister is England’s last working slate mine and home to some of the most unique adventure activities you’ll find in the UK. Alongside our production of stunning Westmorland Green slate that dates back over 450 million years, we also offer our visitors the chance to take part in fun family activities and mountain top adventures on our sprawling grounds.
From guided mine tours where you can explore deep underground and learn about the fascinating world of slate mining to heart-racing adrenaline activities like Via Ferrata, Cliff Camping, Climb the Mine and Canyoning, we have a selection of activities to suit all ages and abilities. Our range of Lake District adventures are ideal for friend groups, families, students, teams and other organisations.
Our expert Guides will accompany you every step of the way, whether you’re an experienced adventurer or just starting out. Here at Honister, we prioritise your safety and well-being and are committed to ensuring you have a fun and exciting adventure.
No matter what you choose to do at Honister, you’re sure to have a memorable experience with our all-weather adventure activities. Whether you’re looking for an exciting family day out or a unique team building experience, we can tailor our outdoor activities to meet the needs of your group.
Experience a once in a lifetime adventure here with us at our picturesque location in the heart of the Lake District.
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
Cumbria Tourism Awards
The Lake District is the loveiest part of England and Borrowdale is the fairest of its Valleys