"Honister Pass" Lake District National Park Things to Do Tip by eddilowe

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Another Lake District Pass accessible by road. This one located on the B5289 between Buttermere and Borrowdale (both very scenic).

Rising to 1167 feet it is very steep in parts although not as challenging to drive along as Hardknott and Wrynose Passes.

A useful website is Visit Cumbria

There is a slate mine at the top although I have not visited it myself (web address below).

Address: Just South of Derwent Water and Keswick
Directions: On the B5289 between Buttermere and Borrowdale just south of Keswick and Derwent Water. Can be accessed from various points along the A66
Website: http://www.honister-slate-mine.co.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 3, 2013
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