Climb the mine

Climb the mine offers participants a fun-packed underground experience. Book your tickets here.

2.5 hrs
30 mins

Please arrive 30 mins before your activity starts

All-Weather Activity
1.3m tall, 8 yrs old

Participants must be...


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.

What is the Climb the mine

Climb the mine is an action-packed underground experience for all the family. Come rain or shine, participants are given the opportunity to journey deep into the heart of the lake district. Winding passages and old mining routes lead the way to a range of exciting obstacles, including rope bridges, ladders, zip lines and Tarzan swings. This is the ultimate wet weather experience!

Explore hidden passages and breathtaking caverns before surfacing victorious to a view of one of England’s highest mountain passes. This experience truly is one of a kind.

Key Information

  • £55 per person.
  • Sessions last approximately 2.5 hours.
  • ALL under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult (18+).
  • Suitable in all weather, perfect for a rainy day!
  • Minimum age requirement of 8 years.
  • Minimum Height of 1.3 metres.
  • Maximum weight 18st/114kg, waist measurement max 43 inches, thighs max 27 inches
  • All essential equipment will be provided by Honister on arrival.
  • Boots or strong shoes are required.
  • By participating you acknowledge that there are photos taken of the whole group and these are distributed to everyone in the session.


No. This is agreed to in the terms and conditions at the time of booking.

We will, however, issue you with a voucher which is valid for 12 months if cancelled 48 hours BEFORE the date of your activity. If you cancel WITHIN 48 hours vouchers will not be issued.

Yes. Located in the main visitor area. It is open daily serving paninis, soup, bacon sandwiches and homemade cakes with teas and coffees.

Whilst we try to cater for all dietary requirements sometimes it is not always possible.

The duration of Climb the Mine is roughly 2.5 hours.

“Climb the Mine” at Honister Slate Mine is likely a 2.5 hour adventure activity that involves exploring the inside of the historic slate mine. Participants go through a series of challenging obstacles as they ascend or descend parts of the mine using various techniques like Via Ferrata, zip-lining, or climbing ladders and ropes. It’s an exciting and unique way to explore inside the mine and stunning landscapes of the Lake District.

Climb the Mine has a moderate level of physical demands, such as climbing ladders or traversing obstacles. Participants should generally have a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

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