Overnight parking

We are pleased to be able to offer overnight parking in our large bottom carpark with fantastic Lake District panoramic views. Perfectly nestled between Keswick, Derwentwater, Borrowdale and Buttermere.

This is for campervans/motorhomes/vans to park for the night, we are unfortunately not able to offer any camping for tents.

Please note we have no facilities available here and there is no electric hook ups.

Honister Pass is a 25% gradient and is narrow in places, but it does get arctic wagons at times! Please drive with care.

Our Sky Hi Café will be open from 9am daily to get bacon butties & a freshly ground morning coffee.

Please bring your order confirmation (either printed or written on paper) with you to display on your dash & check in at our main building with it. When making the booking you don’t have to select a date (there are loads of space), you just need your ticket number to be valid.

Honister slate Mine Location



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 info@honister.com 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.

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