Honister Slate Mine

England’s last working slate mine alive in the heart of the Lake District. Our business is at the top of Honister Pass – one of the steepest roads in the country where we source our slate from deep inside a neighbouring mountain, Fleetwith Pike. 

Slate has been mined here at Honister Slate Mine for centuries…from occupying Romans to ancient Monks and Victorian pioneers. Working 11 miles of underground tunnels, we preserve expertise and appreciation for Honister Green Slate, using ancient techniques to make truly unique contemporary products.

WE LOVE OUR SLATE – WE KNOW YOU WILL TOO

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Honister Slate

England's last working Slate Mine - Own a little piece of a Lake District Mountain

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Why Honister?

England's Last Working Slate Mine
Hand-Crafted Slate Products
Quality Customer Service