Whether you prefer scampering up rocks or relaxing with a tipple ‘on the rocks’, three leading attractions in the English Lake District are coming together to launch the new ‘Goat on the Rocks’ tour experience – specially created for group celebrations, including hen and stag dos.
The adventure begins from your hotel door on one of Mountain Goat’s mini coaches, which will make its way past Thirlmere along officially ‘Britain’s best driving road’ to Keswick and up to the heady heights of the epic Honister Pass – one of the country’s steepest roads.
Then it’s time to face your fears at Honister Slate Mine’s Via Ferrata Xtreme. Although it’s twice as high as The Shard and nine times higher than The Big One Rollercoaster, no previous climbing experience is needed for this heady combination of vertical climbs, cliff-edge ladders, rock-face rungs and rope-bridge crossings.
You’ll be guided by professionals and secured to the mountain by a cable at all times – giving the very real sensation of being exposed on a rock face, but with special safety precautions in place.
As you edge your way towards the summit ridge of the mighty Fleetwith Pike, you’ll then take on the challenge of a Burma Bridge suspended more than 2,000 feet above the valley floor.
After time for a well-deserved lunch at a traditional Lakeland inn, the next stop is the multi award winninng -Top Cumbrian Icon Lakes Distillery. With Mountain Goat there is no need for a designated driver, which is just as well as you’ll be treated to a tour to learn about the art of distilling, finished with a tasting of The Lakes Gin, The Lakes Vodka and The ONE Whisky- before heading back to your hotel.
The ‘Goat on the Rocks’ package includes: a bus and driver for the day, Via Ferrata Extreme at Honister Slate Mine and a tour and tasters at the Lake Distillery (lunch not included). It costs £98 per person for groups of between 6 and 24 people.
To book, contact Mountain Goat: 015394 45161 / firstname.lastname@example.org