Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District
FREE for Honister customers. £5.00 per day per vehicle, if you are not a customer. Tickets are available from the Shop.
Overnight parking is available for £15 per night, cars, vans & motor-homes all welcome
Please note we cannot accept tents and no facilities are available through the night. There is no drinking water available except for in the cafe to purchase.
On leaving the B5289 the main entrance for customers wishing to park at Honister is at the front of our Visitor Centre. Turn immediately right for our main ”Visitors’ Car Park”, turn left for the “Overflow Car Park”.
We do not recommend you use our coach/wagon entrance as the track is not suitable for passenger vehicles. Coaches are welcome to park at Honister free. We have lots of space, but please phone ahead and we can help with traffic flow.
We regret no overnight parking unless previously arranged and is charged at the day rate.
Honister Pass Weather
The climate is extreme and we suggest appropriate clothing and footwear to complete your enjoyment.
There is so much to see and do at England’s last working Slate Mine, download our brochure and see for yourself. Save it to your mobile device and use it as a planning tool for your visit with us.
Fill Ya Boot!
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can see the mines at first hand by taking a underground tour or try out our Via Ferrata and if, after all this, you discover that you’re beginning to share our love of slate, then don’t leave without taking advantage of our ‘Fill Ya Boot’ offer.
As much slate as you can fit in
your car boot for just £20.00
The Bait Cabin
The highest café in the Lake District!
Homemade cakes, soups and snacks are all a good reason to stop at this unique location.
Try out Borrowdale’s best bacon butty, freshly ground coffee and paired with milk sourced from Keswick as a latte, cappuccino or flat white or some Cumbrian reared sausage rolls to mention a few of our delicious offerings.
Walkers, Cyclists, Sunday drivers, Dogs & all welcome!
Open 8:30am – 5pm daily.