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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata, at Honister Slate Mine

Via Ferrata, at Honister Slate Mine

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England’s last working slate mine provides the backdrop for some unique adventures on an iconic Lake District mountain.

The Via Ferrata Classic (or ‘Iron Way’) uses a series of rungs, ladders and bridges along the old Victorian miner's footpath. While different from traditional rock climbing, it gives the sensation of being exposed on a rock face, but with the additional of a continuous cable.

The more daunting Via Ferrata Xtreme is twice as high as The Shard and seven times the height of Big Ben. Here participants can ‘skywalk’ across the daunting Infiniti Bridge, more than 2,000 feet above the valley floor, before approaching the summit of Fleetwith Pike over a huge vertical scramble net.
Booking is advisable in holiday periods. Minimum age of 10 years (or more than 1m 30 height). Full safety briefing given.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Credit cards accepted over £10.

Prices

Classic:

Adult - £37.50 (16 AND OVER)
Adult all day pass - £56.50 (16 AND OVER)

Child - £29.50 (Aged 10 -15)
Child all day pass - £43.50 (Aged 10 -15)

Family- £130.00 (2 adults+2 Children)
Family all day pass - £200.00 (2 adults+2 Children)

Xtreme:

Adult - £45.00 (16 AND OVER)
Adult all day pass - £64.00 (16 AND OVER)

Child - £37.50 (Aged 10 -15)
Child all day pass - £51.50 (Aged 10 -15)

Family £160.00 (2 adults+2 Children)
Family all day pass - £231.00 (2 adults+2 Children)


Address

Honister Pass,
Borrowdale,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 5XN

Location

Directions

Plan route to Honister Slate Mine using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 245138  Lat: 54.51386 Long: -3.16770

Take A66 to Keswick. Arriving in Keswick drive on the B5289 signposted Borrowdale valley and Rosthwaite. Drive on this road for approximately 10 miles. Honister Slate Mine is situated at the top of the pass on the left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 26 miles from Penrith station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Credit cards accepted over £10.

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