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. This is refundable on the day against Mine Tours, Via Ferrata’s and Subterranean Climb The Mine, The Infiniti Bridge or slate purchases over £10.00 retail value. Please present your ticket at the time of purchase. 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
Sky Hi Café
Borrowdale’s best Bacon Butty with a bowl of homemade soup, a quick bite between your activities or come and enjoy some fantastic homemade cakes and latte’s on your drive over Honister Pass, the highest café in the Lakes. The hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and cream and the freshly made healthy snacks for the cyclists are all a good reason to stop at this unique location. Sky high Café is open from 8:30 till 5pm every day.