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.http://www.honister.com