Adventurous hiking for everyone
Via Feratta is the Italian word for “Road of iron” It is a term used to describe mountain routes with fixed cables and ladders that make the route accessible to a wider range of people.
I ventured to the Via Ferrata route at the Honister slatemine in the English Lakedistrict. The entire route takes you about 3 hours to complete and includes a cable bridge, climbing up a cargo net, a traverse around a cliff face and numerous ladders.
You are equipped with a climbing harness and 2 slings on carabinas. So throughout the climb you are always attached to a safety cable. You do need to change from cable to cable but by doing one carabina at a time make sure you are safe at all times.