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Honister Pass

Where to meet: Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass
Postcode:  CA12 5XN
Grid Reference: NY 225 135 


From Keswick: Leave on the Borrowdale Road (from the mini roundabout near the co-op) Follow this road for several miles, passing through the village of Rosthwaite, Continue on this main road passing through the village of Seatoller, here the road starts to climb steeply towards Honister Pass, continue to the top of the pass where two pay and display car parks will be seen to the left, we will meet outside the Slate Mine buildings.

Bus Services

Honister is served by a seasonal bus service (Easter to October half term), the bus stop is at the top of the pass, 100m from the meet point.

The 77/77a bus runs between Keswick and Buttermere over Honister Pass.

Stagecoach bus timetables can be viewed here

  1. Wasdale and Wastwater from near the Westmorland Cairn on Great Gable

    Great Gable from Honister Pass



    A shorter walk but steep and rough underfoot at times, wonderful scenery throughout

    Distance: 9km / 6 miles
    Ascent: 680m / 2200ft
    Duration: 5-6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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  2. On the summit of High Spy

    Honister to Keswick



    Good paths and great views over Borrowdale, the Newlands Valley and Derwentwater, a great linear walk

    Distance: 14km / 8.5 miles
    Ascent: 750m / 2500ft
    Duration: 6 hours
    Maximum Group Ratio: 10:1
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