Honister via ferrata charges.
Just spotted this on lfto.
£135 for a couple of hours "entertainment" on the now approved extended via ferrata.
Good luck with that.
Edit: forgot linky.
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"It says it has more exposure, vertical climbs, rope bridges and cliff-edge ladders. The route will cost adults £39.50 per visit"
Yeah? Forty quid? Right.
I go to the Lake District to enjoy its largely unspoilt scenery, to walk (and scramble) on the high fells away from the most crowded paths and summits. If I want tourist attractions (and the tourists they attract) then Blackpool is only an hour or two's drive.
I understand the argument that 'attractions' like the via ferrata could boost the local economy but I don't necessarily subscribe to it. I think many - probably most - visitors to the Lakes either seek out the solitude of the fells by themselves or prefer to stay lower down enjoingy the valleys and the lakes. I cannot see that the comparitively small numbers drawn in by this 'attraction' will make any significant contribution to the economy of the Lakes per se although they will definitely contribute to Honister's profits.
If you do go I'd be very interested to hear if it lives up to its billing and whether you think it offers value for money.
(BTW I'm planning to have a crack at Farleton Hill [the one at J36] next week)
Well, let us know if the via lives up to expectations and how your good lady enjoys it. Part of me says I should reserve my criticism until I've actulally tried it for myself - but then another, tighter, part kicks in and says: "Forty quid? No way!"
I'll do a TR for the Farleton walk.
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