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Located on an iconic mountain pass in the heart of the 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 adventure activities 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 wellbeing 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.

Harry R
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Great experience! Thank you to Gary for being an amazing guide and taking such brilliant photos! We would definitely recommend to anyone interested 😊
Jo W
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Second to none experience amazingly down to earth receptionist who made you feel like family the moment you walked through the door … the best customer service received at a tourism centre and via Ferrata was immense …recommend to all
Julian C
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We did the Via Ferrata Xtreme on a beautiful sunny day. Outstanding experience, very well run facility. Our guides Elt and Alana made the whole experience great and safe. They were friendly and happy to explain the workings of the mine and the history. Would highly recommend!
Justin B
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Myself and my lad did the Via Verrata experience. What an amazing day, gets a bit Hairy at points but just follow your rules and all great. The views are fabulous and the guide was great. All in all its a definite for the bucket list and a fantastic day out.

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