Honister Slate Mine is a historical slate mine near Borrowdale, Cumbria in the Lake District.
The fully-guided underground tours of the mine last around an hour and a half and provide an all weather experience where the guides relate interesting geological and historical facts about the mine.
Vistors can also try their hand at the “Via Ferrata” (latin for iron way) a system of metal cables, rungs, ladders and rope bridges that allow visitors to traverse along the precipitous incline of an original miners track up to the top of Fleetwith Pike (over 2100 ft high). The Via Ferrata comes in two varieties Classic or Xtreme with the Xtreme being a more physical route requiring a reasonable level of fitness and health.
- Car parking.
- Shop selling souvenirs and slate related gifts.
- Sky Hi cafe servings hot and cold snacks and beverages.
Before you start your journey to Honister Slate Mine for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.