Reach new heights on a Lake District mountain

Honister Pass, Cumbria

Climb where only birds fly and explore a hidden underground world in Cumbria’s Lake District mountains, the ultimate place to broaden your horizons.

Deep inside England’s last working slate mine, Via Ferrata Xtreme at Honister Slate Mine is twice as high as The Shard and plucky participants can make their way towards the summit ridge of the mighty Fleetwith Pike using a series of cables, rungs and cliff-edge ladders. Then comes the challenge of a Burma Bridge suspended 2,000+ feet above the valley floor.

The finale culminates in a spectacular panorama of three lakes - Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater – making it the perfect setting to enjoy the awesome power and beauty of nature.

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