Discover the captivating world beneath the rugged landscapes of the Lake District with our Honister Slate Mine Tour.
Nestled along the mountainous Honister Pass amidst the spectacular natural beauty of The Lake District, this tour offers a unique blend of history and adventure suitable for all ages. Come rain or shine, it’s an unforgettable experience the whole family can enjoy. Plus, with Kids Go Free*, making it the perfect family day out in the Lake District!
Begin by delving into the geological marvel of the Lake District, where you’ll uncover the secrets of the 450-million-year-old volcanic green slate. Discover the fascinating story of its formation, tracing the rich geological history of this unique region.
As you venture underground, prepare to be enchanted by the mine’s mystical ambience. Our knowledgeable guides will expertly navigate you through a network of passages, leading you deep into the heart of Fleetwith Pike.
Uncover the gripping narrative of the mine, which spans over three and a half centuries. Throughout the tour, you’ll hear tales of young miners and insights into the working history. Brace yourself for an immersive experience that incorporates enhanced reality technology and special effects, including a mock explosion, adding a thrilling dimension to your mine tour.
Emerging from the depths, you’ll find yourself amidst the breathtaking surroundings of Honister Pass. Here, soak in incredible views of the Lake District’s rugged beauty, bringing a spectacular close to your journey.
We welcome everyone to Honister; however, whilst our activities are designed to be accessible to most people, they do offer a degree of physical and mental challenges.
For some people with additional needs this may mean that additional equipment and/or persons will be required for safe participation, unfortunately due to the terrain and nature of the mountain we cannot permit wheelchair users on our tours as they involved 40 uneven steps.
Our visitor centre is wheelchair friendly and access for all toilet facilities can be found in our café.
If you are unsure or have any questions, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org or 01768777230
Mostly ground level as you go into the mine horizontally, the mines in Honister crag span 10+ miles, created through over 250 years of mining.
No. our tours are in tunnels that may require a person to bend/stoop for short periods of time & the tour also includes 30/40 steep steps. This is all walkable.
Yes. We recommend night setting, with flash enabled, please note video recording is not permitted on the tours.
Temperature is a constant 51 degrees Fahrenheit / 10 degrees Celsius, please come prepared for the weather.
Good warm jackets, waterproofs and strong footwear are recommended.
Heeled boots/shoes are not suitable to be worn onsite anywhere and open toed shoes/sandals will prohibit participation on any activity.
Honister does have the right to refuse admittance if inappropriate clothing is worn.
Please make your clothing choices appropriate to the weather conditions!
We are in a very remote location and failure to come equipped may affect your experience at Honister!
Please remember it is always much cooler in the mountains than down at sea-level.