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Gorge walking and camping

Pleasantly surprised by my time at How Stean Gorge - it really is a fantastic place to visit... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
Kerry R
Amazing caving experience!

We booked on the half day caving experience for £45 each, not really knowing what to expect. When... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2017
Laura T
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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How Stean Gorge is a natural wonder. A small tight gorge cutting its way through the limestone with caves, narrow paths and foot bridges. It also has a cafe, camp site and an outdoor activity center that caters for the public from 7 years to 70 + We provide many Outdoor Activities from our onsite Outdoor Activity Centre including Gorge Walking, Ghyll Scrambling, Abseiling, Caving, Canoeing, Canyoning and Yorkshires only Via Ferrata & Climbing Course. Accomodation - Camping available for upto 26 Pitch's, we also hire out pre erected tents. We have a selection of fire pits available on a 1st come basis and a large facilities block. There are also 2 x Bunkhouses to choose from one of which is located at Scar House Reservoir just a short drive from our site in Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5SF. Transport - If you are coming in a group we have 2, 16 seat minibus's which are available for hire.
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Lofthouse HG3 5SF, England
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by my time at How Stean Gorge - it really is a fantastic place to visit. Myself and seven other friends stayed for the weekend and we had an absolute blast - despite the rain and midges! Campsite= Nice green space with different...More

Thank Kerry R
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you, glad you had a good time,

Reviewed July 16, 2017

We booked on the half day caving experience for £45 each, not really knowing what to expect. When we arrived we were impressed by the set up; lovely little cafe, clean toilets and shower facilities, camping area etc. Our caving adventure was everything we had...More

Thank Laura T
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you, Ben enjoyed it as well, apparently you were all well up for it.

Reviewed July 12, 2017

A very pleasant wander through How Stean Gorge and the naturally formed caves. A great place for a spot of adventure with lots of supervised activities available. But just a nice place to reflect on nature and it's influence on shaping our landscape, but DO...More

Thank Claireph17
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Yes good advice. It wouldn't be the same if we tarmacked the foot paths.

Reviewed July 3, 2017

Fun to explore the gorge and cave without a guide - different from other caveing adventures. Caves are very short, but but beuatiful setting and can do them at your own pace

Thank roythomas2016
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your day out. Thanks for coming.

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

We did a gorge walk at How Stean with my two children age 13 and 12. It was a good fun, exciting and challenging. It is not cheap at £45 pp but you get a lot for it. Abseiling into the gorge and then a...More

Thank Arnon A
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Yes the rain wont spoil the day out. Thank you.

Reviewed June 22, 2017

Pressed for time on our holiday we chose to do the gorge walk and miss the other activities on offer. The gorge is amazing, gave us a real sense of adventure without feeling really unsafe.

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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Yes always take care on those smooth wet limestone rocks.

Reviewed June 16, 2017

We as a big group from 2 Businesses did the Big 5 Activity all I can say is what a great day we had. Everyone enjoyed it and the people there couldn't do enough for us. Stan was great and all the staff very friendly....More

Thank montyLeeds
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Lovely, great, stunning. What a find. You really wont be disappointed coming over and making time to see this. Grab a camera. Enjoy.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed May 30, 2017

4 Tents with 5 kids. Good toilet, shower and washing up facilities (plus a fridge). Friendly helpful staff (including going above and beyond expectations with removal of a Kite from a tree). Only reason for no 5 point rating was building work made the small...More

Thank Colin R
Reviewed May 21, 2017

A value for money meal & well presented, but the wait @ the counter to pay was really bad (12 minutes+) & there were 4 staff in attendance. Just no comment from any of them, such as 'sorry, will be with you ASAP', until the...More

Thank Stuart S
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Robert H
August 8, 2015|
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Response from HowStean | Property representative |
There is space for motor homes but access is up a small single track road. Sorry we do not have hookups.
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Philipbilly
July 5, 2015|
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Response from HowStean | Property representative |
There are two local Pubs both called the crown, one in Lofthouse the other at Middlesmoor.
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