The Honister Classic Via Ferrata usually takes around 2-2.5 hours. We will meet you in the reception at Honister Slate Mine (see map below) and then get kitted up with harnesses, helmets and lanyards. The start of the Via Ferrata is a short 10-minute walk through a section of the mine. After this, the side of Fleetwith Pike opens up and the route becomes visible. It does require a reasonable level of fitness. Please contact us for more information regarding this.
ItineraryThe Classic Via Ferrata roughly follows the old miner’s incline. We use our lanyards to clip to the steel cable that runs from bottom to top. Iron ‘staples’ and sections of ladders have been installed to make progress easier. This route starts with a relatively easy section which gives you a taste of what it’s all about. After this, we then head into ‘Bull Gill’ which is fantastic. The steep walls create a superb atmosphere.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
- School groups
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