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Honister Via Ferrata - The History Tour

Honister Via Ferrata - The History Tour

  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Rock Climbing



Honister Pass,
CA12 5XN


Huge in Europe, particularly in The Alps and Dolomites, Honister's Via Ferrata is a first for England and the The Lake District! Allowing the average man, woman or child from the street the opportunity to reach higher and further from the street than they ever thought possible!

All equipment is provided and you are securely attached to a cable which guides you along and up the precipitous edge of the mountain to its summit at 2,126 feet. The views are awesome!

All participants must attend a safety briefing/familiarisation training prior to starting their adventure.

Minimum age of 10 yeras or more than 1m 30.

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.


Adults £35.00 Children (under 16yrs) £25.00 Family (2 + 2) £115.00
All Day Pass includes Mine Tour, lunch and VFClassic £49.50 Child £37.50 (under 16 yr) Family Ticket 2 + 2 £174.00
Adult £39.50 child £29.50 Family (2+2) £135.00
All Day Pass Xtreme £55.00 child £41.50 Family 2+2 £194.00
Climb The Mine
Adult £29.95 child £19.95 Family (2+2) £95.00
Infiniti Bridge Adult £11.95 Child £8.95 Family 2+2 £40.00 as Stand Alone Experience
as an additional activity Adult £9.95 Child £6.95 Family 2+2 £30.00
Group Booking/discounts are available. Please call for further information


  • 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.



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