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Caves & Canyoning

Climb the Mine, at Honister Slate Mine

Climb the Mine, at Honister Slate Mine


For an adrenaline filled adventure deep inside the heart of a Lake District mountain, ‘Climb the Mine’ is the only one of its type in England.
Climb the Mine follows the route of the original underground mine workings. Complete with vertical climbs and rope-bridge crossings, this weather-proof experience sees participants led deep underground to explore a secret world of hidden passages and magnificent caverns.
Then, climb up into the roof of the mine itself for an experience previously confined to an elite group of miners. The finale see participants emerge triumphant to a spectacular view of one of England’s highest mountain passes.

Booking is advisable in holiday periods. Minimum age of 10 years (or more than 1m 30 height). Full safety briefing given.

Opening details

Phone during winter months as we may be open. Phone during Christmas holidays as we do open.


Climb The Mine
£40.00 per person

Group Booking/discounts are available for groups of 12+ people. 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Credit cards accepted over £10.


Honister Pass,
CA12 5XN


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

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