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Honister Slate Mine is a unique award winning experience, England's last remaining working slate mine and England's very first Via Ferrata!!
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Honister Pass, Keswick CA12 5XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My 2 teenage sons did this via ferrata xtreme trip. We have done quite a few via ferratas in France so had high hopes for some more adventure and thrills.. Sadly when they returned they told me I had wasted my money (£90!) as it...More

Thank zulujock
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Rich history.A unique experience ,an experience like no other.I never knew the amount of goodies that can be done from a slate.

Thank Sachin S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Last day of the week and weary of walking the Fells. We booked on Infinite bridge. Had to wait till the day for weather check and it was running only at 1pm. We were held up by traffic but centre happy to wait for us...More

Thank tigcshaff
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great tour of the mine.exciting and varied enough to occupy teenagers for a couple of hours. Tour guide was knowledgeable and fun and did well to manage a group with some noisy children. I would recommend not for the under 5s.

Thank joanjarrett
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed by the experience. Although the 1 climbing activity on the ascent was excellent that was the only real experience, the rest was basically a walk up a mountain (admittedly a steep one). The fact that there was over 20 in the group...More

1  Thank Sean T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bite before and after tackling Haystacks, strongly recommended. I was cheerily addressed and the cup of coffee before I walked and the sausage roll and tea when I returned were much needed and appreciated, not to mention... yummy

Thank valehumphreys2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honister is my favourite pass in the Lake District- it is really special. Firstly the road gradients are very steep (1 in 3 in places) but it’s the magnificent views that make it so special. Definitely not for the inexperienced driver or the faint hearted,...More

Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant place to visit, plenty to see and buy. Try the Via Feratta Xtreme, this is awesome, scary and the best thing you will do. It is run by a totally professional group of people. You can always just have a cup...More

Thank colinhutchison241736
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mine was transferred to an entertaining centre by a young man. The centre has a resturant which is run by the family. It is dog friendly and the food is simple and good on the cold days. It also has outside sitting space and...More

1  Thank Zara I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a couple in our middles forties with average fitness and were not sure if we would manage it. It was not easy, but we are very glad that we did the extreme instead of the classic version. Our instructor (a blond young lady)...More

1  Thank KVLewis
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15 July 2018|
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Response from Shallwegothere | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, I booked online to ensure a place for a specific date.
Bernadette H
31 March 2018|
Response from Alex W | Reviewed this property |
Yea but obviously not on the tours or climbs.