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Parking is £5 per car if booked in advance, on the gate it is £7.50 per car.
 

Car parking Is limited so please car share where possible, alternative parking is available in Seatoller with a 20-minute walk up the pass to us
 

We are on the Stagecoach bus route 77/77A and buses pass us frequently on Saturdays as well as stopping at Seatoller.

Stagecoach will be running an additional evening bus facility to/from Honister to Booths Bus Station Keswick, so you don’t have to bring your car up the pass.

These tickets are sold as a round trip for £10, buses leave keswick at 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:30pm leaving to return to keswick at 12:15am
 

Local taxi/ Minibus companies will also travel to our site.
 

Overnight Campervan parking is available for people attending the Slate Shindig at a charge of £15 per vehicle.

This must be pre-booked and is not available on the day. No campfires, tents, gazebos or awnings allowed, please take away everything you bring

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Take on a mountain outdoor challenge like no other!

 

‘HonisterFest’ is all about the social side of getting outdoors and Lake District mountain experience. After the challenges above and below ground, get your groove on and relax at the Slate Shindig with live music, hog roast and bar from 6pm-10.45pm.


Helping to keep your body and soul in tune, there will be sports massage and holistic treatments using Reiki and reflexology avaialbe throughout the day.


The event is not for profit with donations being made to local charities Keswick Lions and Amy’s Care.



We are delighted to be working with KONG running, Keswick Mountain Bikes, Cyclewise, Fluid Productions and Keswick Brewery to bring you this totally new event for 2019.


HonisterFest is a whole day of extreme activities including a unique fell run, gravel bike time trial and a team challenge followed by live music and Cumbrian food into the evening.

 
 

The Grueller Hill Climb | 15:30

Our hill climb Time Trial requires stamina, determination and consistency. Are your legs up to the gravel challenge? Who will be crowned King or Queen of our hill? The time trail will run from 15:30 with participants setting off at intervals through the day.

Ticket:  £35pp. Includes entry to Slate Shindig (18:00-22:45).

 
 

 

8K Honister Hurtle Fell Run | 16:00

Unlike any Fell run you’ve ever done before. Take on three summits – Dale Head, Fleetwith, Grey Knott - go deep inside the bowels of the mountain through mine tunnels, up a stepped incline to reach daylight before ascending to the summit and descending Moses Trodd to the finish.

Hard hats will be provided for the tunnel section, or you can bring your own. Competitors are encouraged to bring a headtorch as there will be low lighting levels inside the mine.

Ticket:  £25pp (Race only). Options to add the Slate Shindig £10 and The Grueller £5.

 

Honister Team Challenge | 16:00

Defender Drag |  Pond Plunge  |  Cast the Clog  | Egg & Spoon

Which team will be crowned the champions? You’ll need strength, skills and pure grit to tackle the challenges from pulling a Landrover Defender, plunging into the pond, throwing a traditional miners clog and the surprise challenge. Each team will collect points and be ranked against the others with prizes to be won for the highest scores.

Tickets: £20 per team of 4 people.

Team Challenger Offer > Buy three Slate Shindig tickets and get 1 free.

call 01768777230 with your Team Challenge booking ID to redeem this offer!

 


 

Slate Shindig Après-Race’ Race| 18:00-22:45 

Wind down after your mountain challenges with our ‘Après-Race’. Enjoy Cumbrian food and live music from two of our favourite local bands surrounded by some the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Lake District. Bringing their blues, funk and soul grooves to the fells Bowie, Beak and Powney start the evening followed by The Kasios with a mix of popular covers bound to get everyone up and dancing.   

Included in your Slate Shindig ticket is one beer/soft drink and a locally sourced Hog Roast (vegetarian options available) available from 18:00-20:00.

 

Ticket: £25 (in advance), £35 (on the day)


 

 

Massage Treatments

Reiki and reflexology
Holistic treatments will be offered by throughout the day. 
Price: £15 for 25 minutes - must be pre booked.

Sports Massage
Mountain Massage Therapies will be offering post event sports massages.
Price: £10 for 10 minutes, purchased on the day. Cash only.


Need to know


- Tickets are non refundable once purchased.

- One wristband is entry for one person.

- Stagecoach will be running an additional early and late evening bus facility from Honister to the Keswick so you don’t have to bring your car up the pass.

- Carparking is available if purchased in advance with your ticket for £5. £7.50 on the day - parking is limited to please be mindful and share lifts or use the bus!

- Campervan overnight parking is available for £15 - not available on the day, no tents, campfires, awnings or gazebos please - space is limited.

Take on a mountain outdoor challenge like no other!

 

‘HonisterFest’ is all about the social side of getting outdoors and Lake District mountain experience. After the challenges above and below ground, get your groove on and relax at the Slate Shindig with live music, hog roast and bar from 6pm-10.45pm.


Helping to keep your body and soul in tune, there will be sports massage and holistic treatments using Reiki and reflexology avaialbe throughout the day.


The event is not for profit with donations being made to local charities Keswick Lions and Amy’s Care.



We are delighted to be working with KONG running, Keswick Mountain Bikes, Cyclewise, Fluid Productions and Keswick Brewery to bring you this totally new event for 2019.


HonisterFest is a whole day of extreme activities including a unique fell run, gravel bike time trial and a team challenge followed by live music and Cumbrian food into the evening.

 
 

The Grueller Hill Climb | 15:30

Our hill climb Time Trial requires stamina, determination and consistency. Are your legs up to the gravel challenge? Who will be crowned King or Queen of our hill? The time trail will run from 15:30 with participants setting off at intervals through the day.

Ticket:  £35pp. Includes entry to Slate Shindig (18:00-22:45).

 
 

 

8K Honister Hurtle Fell Run | 16:00

Unlike any Fell run you’ve ever done before. Take on three summits – Dale Head, Fleetwith, Grey Knott - go deep inside the bowels of the mountain through mine tunnels, up a stepped incline to reach daylight before ascending to the summit and descending Moses Trodd to the finish.

Hard hats will be provided for the tunnel section, or you can bring your own. Competitors are encouraged to bring a headtorch as there will be low lighting levels inside the mine.

Ticket:  £25pp (Race only). Options to add the Slate Shindig £10 and The Grueller £5.

 

Honister Team Challenge | 16:00

Defender Drag |  Pond Plunge  |  Cast the Clog  | Egg & Spoon

Which team will be crowned the champions? You’ll need strength, skills and pure grit to tackle the challenges from pulling a Landrover Defender, plunging into the pond, throwing a traditional miners clog and the surprise challenge. Each team will collect points and be ranked against the others with prizes to be won for the highest scores.

Tickets: £20 per team of 4 people.

Team Challenger Offer > Buy three Slate Shindig tickets and get 1 free.

call 01768777230 with your Team Challenge booking ID to redeem this offer!

 


 

Slate Shindig Après-Race’ Race| 18:00-22:45 

Wind down after your mountain challenges with our ‘Après-Race’. Enjoy Cumbrian food and live music from two of our favourite local bands surrounded by some the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Lake District. Bringing their blues, funk and soul grooves to the fells Bowie, Beak and Powney start the evening followed by The Kasios with a mix of popular covers bound to get everyone up and dancing.   

Included in your Slate Shindig ticket is one beer/soft drink and a locally sourced Hog Roast (vegetarian options available) available from 18:00-20:00.

 

Ticket: £25 (in advance), £35 (on the day)


 

 

Massage Treatments

Reiki and reflexology
Holistic treatments will be offered by throughout the day. 
Price: £15 for 25 minutes - must be pre booked.

Sports Massage
Mountain Massage Therapies will be offering post event sports massages.
Price: £10 for 10 minutes, purchased on the day. Cash only.


Need to know


- Tickets are non refundable once purchased.

- One wristband is entry for one person.

- Stagecoach will be running an additional early and late evening bus facility from Honister to the Keswick so you don’t have to bring your car up the pass.

- Carparking is available if purchased in advance with your ticket for £5. £7.50 on the day - parking is limited to please be mindful and share lifts or use the bus!

- Campervan overnight parking is available for £15 - not available on the day, no tents, campfires, awnings or gazebos please - space is limited.