With travel restrictions boosting the market for staycations this summer, camping has become the go-to option for many planning a short break... but one Lake District tourist attraction has taken the pastime to a whole new level.

Honister has launched cliff camping, allowing thrill-seeking daredevils to camp out for the night in style – suspended 500ft up off the side of a mountain.

Those brave enough to try it out will cross the visitor attraction’s Infinity Bridge, with a narrow wire to walk on and two to hold on to, to reach their bed for the night – a porta-ledge anchored to the side of Fleetwith Pike.

Prentice Wilkinson-Weir, activity and event co-ordinator at Honister, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to launch this experience and can’t wait to welcome our guests, all of whom will of course need to bring their head for heights.

“On a clear evening, campers will spend an unforgettable night watching the sun set over the Lake District’s stunning landscape, while enjoying an al-fresco dinner, and in the morning, our guests will all be treated to freshly-prepared bacon butties in our café.

“No previous experience is necessary to take part in this experience, with the only requirements being a sense of adventure and a basic level of fitness. So, why not social-distance in style here at Honister?”

Campers will be harnessed at all times and securely attached to both their sleeping place and the rock face, and staff will be on call via radio 24/7 in case of emergency. The experience is weather dependent.

And guests looking for an even more extreme camping experience can take it to another level by choosing to have their tent hung from the Infinity Bridge, spanning the crags on Fleetwith Pike, also about 500ft from ground level.

Manufactured by Staveley outdoor equipment business Aiguille Alpine Equipment, the porta-ledge hanging tents are made up of a fabric covered platform supported by a metal frame and suspended from a secured single point against the cliff face.

Prentice continues, “At Honister, we’re all about supporting other local businesses whenever possible, so we’re really pleased to be working with Aiguille Alpine Equipment on this experience.”

For those who would rather not spend the night dangled from the cliff face, Honister is also offering a less extreme cliff camping Champagne brunch/afternoon tea option.