Would you like a Lake District caving experience? Then join this day trip to explore and climb Honister Slate Mine near Keswick in Cumbria
An adrenaline filled adventure deep inside the heart of a Lake District mountain, ‘Climb the Mine’ is the only one of its type in England. This Lake District caving experience gives anyone the opportunity to explore and climb Honister Slate Mine in a safe, exciting and fun way.
Climb the Mine follows the route of the original underground mine workings. Complete with vertical climbs, rope-bridge crossings and steel ladder ascents. This weather-proof experience sees participants led deep underground to explore a secret world of hidden passages and magnificent caverns where miners used to extract rock for roofing slates.
Then, climb up into the roof of the mine itself, delve into a previously unseen part of the cavern to experience what miners used to over 100 years ago, from a brand new perspective. The finale sees you cross the mountains underground incline stretching all the way up to the working mine. And eventually emerge triumphant to a spectacular view of one of England’s highest mountain passes.
If you would like a Lake District caving experience but don't have the experience to do full on potholing then this is the day trip for you!
Key Information to climb Honister Slate Mine:
* Please come prepared for wet conditions, gloves and with strong footwear.
* Minimum age is 10 years and older and 1.3 meters and taller.
* all under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult.
* All essential equipment will be provided by Honister on arrival.