England's Last Working Slate Mine
England’s last working slate mine 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. Formerly the Buttermere and Westmorland Green Slate Company Ltd.
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 an expertise and appreciation for Honister Green Slate, using ancient techniques to make truly unique contemporary products.
Why Choose Honister Green Slate?
Because Honister Green Slate is all about quality, durability, and skilled craftsmanship. Our products are renowned for their longevity as well as their aesthetics. Buy Honister Green Slate and you are buying an authentic slice of the Lake District from England’s last working slate mine.
Our time-served craftsmen make bespoke green slate products to your exact specifications. Each piece – from polish, design and delivery is given the utmost care and attention – you are too.