Via Ferrata is Italian for the 'Iron Road'. It's origination is from when soldiers would use metal ladders, rungs and bridges to make their way across the Alps. Right here in the Lake District we are lucky enough to have two Via Ferrata routes right on the rocky crags of Fleetwith Pike - which is also still an active slate mine! Kitted up with a helmet, harness and Via Ferrata lanyards, you will make your way around the course, clipping the safety wires and loops as you go.
If you are looking for something to give you and your friends that buzz, and want a truly memorable experience then why not join Lakeland Mountain Guides for one of our Via Ferrata experiences! This activity really is a perfect group, club, society and stag or hen do activity. The Extreme course lasts about 4 hours and includes the traverse of an infinity bridge and a cargo net!
We can cater for groups of all sizes and abilities, however participants must be older than 10 years of age and taller than 130cm. Participants must also not exceed 20st in weight regardless of fitness.
Participants should not sign up for either courses if they suffer from vertigo. The Via Feratta is a great option for work groups, friends and family.
We can run this event 7 days a week but the time in which we can start is limited to what slots are available on the course on the given day.
Lake District Via Ferrata
All technical equipment required for this activity is provided.