A popular Cumbrian tourist attraction will be featured in a BBC programme looking at the popularity of staycations.

The programme explores the growth in adventure tourism in the Lake District and around 19 million people visit the national park each year.

A million are on stag or hen dos, and it estimated they spend around £1,000 each.

Honister Slate Mine, which is home to the Xtreme Via Ferrata climbing experience, is a favourite destination for stags and hens.

The programme, to be screened on BBC One on Monday, talks to slate mine co-owner Jan Wilkinson.

She said: "I remember my dad reminiscing about the adventures he had with his friends, coming up to this area on their motorbikes in the 60s and my grandparents visiting from Yorkshire in their youth to walk the fells and rock climb with friends.

"To me, today’s trend for adventure stag and hen dos is no different. People come to enjoy the benefits and challenges of getting outdoors, putting themselves outside their comfort zone and ultimately bonding with their friends."

The programme also looks at the different accommodation options, following a family during their stay at Skelwith Fold Caravan Park, which has diversified into the world of glamping with wooden pods, yurts and safari tents to help them compete against rising competition.

The show also looks at the new phenomenon of champing – camping in churches – and how it has saved Cumbrian church, St Mary’s in Longsleddle, from closure.

The programme also follows Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.

The Great Staycation Lakeland Adventures will be broadcast at 7.30pm on Monday and will be available on the iPlayer immediately afterwards.