Experience the REAL Lake District

All Adventure.  All Weather.  All Ages

Honister Slate Mine is currently closed due to COVID19 and according to government advice. 

We are working through all current bookings for our adventure activities and communicating with all customers to issue vouchers to reschedule bookings within this period in line with our booking terms. 

We know this is a very difficult time for everyone.  We’re doing all we can to adapt to these rapidly changing and challenging times and are very grateful for your patience and understanding.

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!