£60pp (Min. charge applies)
4-10 people, per group
3+ hours

The UK's best and original Via Ferrata in Keswick, the Lake District.

The Via Ferrata is an adrenaline filled adventure climbing / scrambling system at Honister Slate Mine, Keswick.

If you're looking for a challenge, try the Via Ferrata Xtreme in the Lake District. Excitement intensifies as you navigate your way along the mountain side by:

  • Crossing the exposed Infinity Burma bridge
  • Scrambling up cargo nets
  • Scaling the metal ladders with mountain edge exposure attached to the rock face. 
  • Climbing on steep, hard to reach cliff faces on the final ascend to the summit of Fleetwith Pike.

The Via Ferrata Xtreme at Honister Slate Mine, Keswick will test your nerves and your head for heights!

Quick Info


09:30 - 12:30
13:30 - 16:30
Times may vary


Minimum 10 years
Due to the size of the ladders and height of safety cables you must be 1.3m 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

What do you need to know about the Via Ferrata? 

Via Ferrata coming from the Italian word for "Iron Way'. This style of climbing was originally used to allow troops to gain vantage points on their enemies back in World War II.

Attached to permanently fixed cables on the mountain for protection,  you'll climb your way up exposed rock 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.

Completing the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine, Keswick is a truly 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. 

Who's the Via Ferrata for?

  • Adult groups
  • Stag and Hen parties
  • Families with older children
  • This activity is not suitable for primary school groups.
  • Arrive at Honister Slate Mine 30 minutes before the start of the activity.
  • You will be met in the car park by your instructor. Please do not go to the main reception.
  • There is a £5 parking charge at Honister Slate Mine 
  • You will be sent full joining instructions on booking you place.

Booking Information

COST: £60 per person (inc.VAT)
Min. CHARGE: £240 for up to 4 people (inc.VAT)


  • If booking less than 14 days ahead, please contact us for availability before making your online booking.
  • There is a £5 parking charge at Honister Slate Mine

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