Near the head of Borrowdale at Seatoller, the B5289 road cuts west, snaking up and over the dramatic Honister Pass, en route to Buttermere. At the top lie the unassuming buildings of Honister Slate Mine – an unexpectedly great place for daredevil adventurers with its deep mine tours and mountain activities. Come suitably clothed – it’s either wet or windy up here at the best of times.Read More
Via FerrataHonister features England’s first Via Ferrata – a dramatic Alpine-style three-hour mountain climb using a fixed cableway and harness, which allows visitors to follow the old miners’ route up the exposed face of Fleetwith Pike (2126ft), the peak that’s right above the mines. It’s terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure – though you don’t need climbing experience to do it, you should check out the photos and videos on the website first to see what you’re in for.