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Honister Classic Via Ferrata

  • Location Lake District
  • Price from £40.00
  • Rock Climbing
  • Multi-activity
  • Microadventure


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.


The 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:

  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties
  • School groups

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment Safety equipment provided.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing
  • Waterproofs
  • Food Packed Lunch.
  • Drink
  • Other You will need to bring some of your own personal items including suitable footwear, as well as warm and waterproof clothing.


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.


Lake District


Adventure Hunter

Adventure Hunter

Adventure Hunter is the experience provider for Honister Classic Via Ferrata