What to Do
Visitors to Honister Slate Mine can enjoy a group tour down the mine shaft with an educative guide. Climb deeper into the mine as you learn about the history of slate extraction and transportation. Those with a little more adrenaline can climb across the via ferrata, this exposed ledge sits 1200 feet above the valley floor and provides excellent views of the surrounding countryside.
When to Come
Honister Slate Mine is the perfect rainy day destination in the Lake District and, as such, it’s usually busy in the winter and during school holidays. Reservations can be made online in advance to avoid disappointment. Make sure you stop off at the gift shop on your way out to purchase your very own piece of Honister slate.