Activity Time


Please arrive 30 mins before your activity starts

1.3m tall, 10 yrs old

Participants must be…

Via Ferrata Classic


Thanks for choosing to visit Honister Slate Mine in these unusual times, we are grateful you have chosen to book an activity with us,

Please note – it is compulsory to wear a mask at all times when visiting, please use all sanitiser stations and complete the track and trace system when entering.

In the event that you cannot attend your activity due to Covid-19 restrictions, please email bookings@honister.com informing us of this, no later than 48 hours before the start time of your activity and we will issue gift vouchers valid for 12 months for you to select an alternative date at your convenience.

The original and best Via Ferrata in the UK!

Via Ferrata Classic is the original Award Winning product suitable for most ages and abilities.

Using the original Miners track up the steep outer incline of Fleetwith Pike, the addition of a continuous cable made climbing this magnificent Lake District Mountain achievable and safe for everyone.

Following the original Miners route to the top of the Mountain, Via Ferrata Classic is not as challenging or demanding as the Via Ferrata Xtreme. You will follow the historic miners path high onto Fleetwith Pike in a thrilling stunning and safe outdoors activity.  It’s an adrenaline rush with an essence of natural beauty.  Not just for climbers and walkers but young families looking to create lifelong memories.

A perfect introduction to move out of the comfort zone into a more stimulating and memorable experience, Via Ferrata Classic has won critical acclaim.  Via Ferrata Classic is £45 per person and the Via Ferrata Xtreme is £55 per person.

Please note, arrival time must be 30 minutes in advance of the time you have booked, failure to do so will result in participation forfeit. Honister will not reimburse customers for any consequential losses or expenses.

Due to Covid19 procedures we are running on stricter timings than normal.

You must be fit, active and confident about the challenge.

If you are a little unsure if our Via Ferrata Classic is for you then we  would recommend coming to visit us at a later date when our timings are more relaxed.


Key Information
  • Minimum age 10 years; Minimum height 1m 30cm.
  • All Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Winner of “Best Tourism Experience in The Lake District “2011 by Cumbria Tourism.
  • Takes approx. 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • You do not need previous climbing experience.
  • You will be guided by professionals and secured to the Mountain by cable throughout.
  • Please come prepared for all weather conditions with waterproofs, gloves and strong footwear. All essential equipment will be provided by Honister on arrival.
  • Fully guided ascent! Step out of your comfort zone and see the best view in The Lake District.