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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.

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