Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

Overview

For underground tours and the popular Via Ferrata. Edge along ladders and bridges to reach a summit viewpoint over Buttermere.

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What makes it special

  • Great views of Buttermere
  • Learn about the world famous Westmorland Green Slate

Monday 8:30am–5pm

Tuesday 8:30am–5pm

Wednesday 8:30am–5pm

Thursday 8:30am–5pm

Friday 8:30am–5pm

Saturday 8:30am–5pm

Sunday 8:30am–5pm

Price

Activities start from £25pp

Hostels nearby

YHA Borrowdale exterior

YHA Borrowdale

Camping and Cabins
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available
YHA Keswick External

YHA Keswick

Free wi-fi
Licensed bar
Private rooms available
YHA Buttermere entrance

YHA Buttermere

Garden / grounds
Private rooms available
Camping and Cabins

Honister Slate Mine

Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY224135

Lat/Lng: 54.511258, -3.1992519

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

Other things to do nearby

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Mountain biking in Black Sail

Travel light and bike up to YHA Black Sail before conquering two of the toughest lakeland passes - Scarth Gap and Black Sail Pass.

Cycling in Black Sail

Cycling in Black Sail

Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape. Whether it’s hill or valley you want to explore, you can ride as far as your legs will allow you.  

runners

Borrowdale Fell Race

The Borrowdale Fell Race is an endurance challenge consisting of 17 miles across tough terrain including 6500 feet of ascent (27km, 2000m).

Mountain biking

Mountain biking in Borrowdale

The 19 kilometre red grade Altura trail has two loops which includes 15 kilometres of challenging single track sections and popular features like berms, jumps, rock features, skinnies, cork screws and

Cycling

Cycling in Borrowdale

Cycling around Derwentwater is a great day in the saddle. Admire the ever changing and breathtaking views across Derwentwater and stop off at the cafe at Grange and Keswick to keep you going.

Climbing

Climbing in Borrowdale

Shepherd's crag is a unique climbing ground! The buttresses provide good pitches for both beginner and tiger. The rock is generally excellent.

Watersports

Watersports around Borrowdale

Fast and furious dragon boat racing is a must for groups and for something totally different, don't miss the experience of sailing or rowing a Viking Longboat.

Running

Running in Borrowdale

The Borrowdale valley has a great reputation with fell runners. And thanks to the races the hostel organises, YHA Borrowdale is now attracting plenty of people with a passion for dashing.

Rock climbing

Climbing in Wasdale

Follow in the footsteps of the Abraham brothers and climb to the top of Napes Needle - a classic hard/severe climb with stunning mountainside views straight down to Wasdale.

Walking and Rambling in Black Sail Pass

Walking and Rambling around Black Sail Pass

 Walking & Rambling    Try the high level traverse under Pillar Rock up to the summit of Pillar and along the ridge to Black Sail pass with spectacular views of Scafell and Grea

cycling

Cycling in Buttermere

The Fred Whitton Challenge is a famous endurance event taking place in early May each year. It’s a 112 mile ride over all the principle mountain passes of Lakeland.

climbing

Climbing in Buttermere

There are fantastic multi pitch climbs on the quick drying Grey Crag to suit all abilities.

School group kayaking

Watersports in Buttermere

The cream of Lake District wild swimming is to be found in the Buttermere valley in the crystal clear waters of the Buttermere and Crummock waters and local tarns.