Seatoller, Seathwaite and Honister

Attention Climbers!

The roadside at Seathwaite is a really popular place to park if you plan to visit the central fells including Scafell Pike and Great Gable.

Road narrows - keep clear for emergency vehicles
Unfortunately, at busy times, this can cause access problems for people who live locally, including farmers and potentially emergency vehicles.

If you turn up and find that you can’t easily park at Seathwaite without being confident a fire engine or tractor and trailer could easily pass, please consider one of these three alternatives.

The Parish Council, National Trust, Cumbria Highways and the Lake District National Park authority are working together to find a long term solution for those of you who like to park at Seathwaite, but it will take time.

Once a thriving mining community for Honister, very few locals now live in Seatoller. Visitors provide additional income for the farmers both here and at Seathwaite which also supports a trout farm. Borrowdale trout is well known.

The first pencil had its origins in the ‘wad’ mines of Seathwaite, famous also for being the wettest inhabited place in England. Located at the head of Honister Pass in the centre of the Lake District, Honister Slate Mine offers a range of indoor and outdoor adventures for a range of ages and abilities. Honister is also the last working slate mine in England and home to the iconic Westmoorland Green Slate.