Honister Classic Via Ferrata


Activity Overview

The Honister Classic Via Ferrata usually takes around 2-2.5 hours. We meet you in the large carpark at Honister Slate Mine (see map below) and then get kitted up with harnesses, helmets, and Via Ferrata lanyards. The start of the Via Ferrata is a short 10-minute walk through a section of the mine tunnels. After this, the side of Fleetwith Pike opens up and the route becomes visible.

The Classic Via Ferrata roughly follows the old miner’s incline. We use our lanyards to clip to the steel cable which runs from the bottom of the mountain to the 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. We then head into ‘Bull Gill’ which is essentially a steep-sided gorge with a superb atmosphere. The spectacular Burma Bridge (wire bridge) can be clearly seen from here crossing the mouth of the gorge. You may be relieved to learn that the classic route doesn’t actually cross this (or wishing you were!). The classic route now follows the old miner’s incline to the top from where we make our descend back down.

 Activity Price:

£40 per person*

*Based on a minimum group size of four.

Please Note: Our prices are in line with Honister who stipulate the cost. Your booking will be treated as private unless you give us permission to open it up to the public as a scheduled activity. Please note that under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

How long does it take and how many can participate?

Up to ten people can participate. Honister Classic Via Feratta takes approximately 2 – 2.5 hours.

How to book?

Use the enquiry form on this page and we’ll get back to you with all of the details. We require a 30% deposit to secure bookings. If you would like any more information or have a specific question, please get in touch.

What do I need to bring with me?

We will provide all of the safety equipment required. However, you will need to bring some of your own personal items including suitable footwear, as well as warm and waterproof clothing. There is a Cafe and toilet facilities at Honister if you require.

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