Via Ferrata Xtreme

An adrenaline filled adventure climbing / scrambling system at Honister Slate Mine using permanently fixed cables for protection as you navigate your way up the exposed rock face to the summit of Fleetwith Pike.

The Via Ferrata Xtreme at Honister Slate Mine, Keswick is an adrenaline filled adventure climbing / scrambling system that uses a permanently fixed cable for safety and protection up the rock face to the summit of Fleetwith Pike.

The excitement intensifies as you'll use the exposed 'Infinity' Burma bridge, scramble up cargo nets and scaling the metal ladders attached to the rock face. The final ascend takes you up steep hard to reach cliff faces to the summit of Fleetwith Pike.

From the summit you'll be treated to spectacular views across the Lake District and Alfred Wainwrights favourite fells in the Buttermere Valley. This is the perfect activity regardless of weather.

Who is Via Ferrata Xtreme for?

Ideal for adult groups, Stag and Hen parties or families with older children visiting the Lake District. Completing the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, Keswick is truly a memorable experience. The activity can be strenuous at times but there are always places to rest. A head for heights is sometimes needed but can also be a great place to challenge those fears in safe way. This activity is not suitable for primary school groups.


3-4 Hours


Minimum 11 years
Due to the size of the ladders and height of safety cables you must be 1.4m tall (or above) to participate.


Qualified Instructor
All technical gear
Free photos of your experience


Warm outdoor clothes
Trainers or Boots
Wet weather gear
Gloves and Hat

Booking Information

COST: £45 per person (inc.VAT)
Min. CHARGE: £180 for up to 4 people (inc.VAT)

IMPORTANT: If booking less than 14 days ahead, please contact us for availability before making your online booking.

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