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How Stean Gorge

312 reviews
Lofthouse, United Kingdom
About How Stean Gorge
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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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We have just attempted the new via ferrata course and cannot reccommend it enough. Challenging but not too outrageous for the average man/woman. After a sat nav malfunction we were 30 mins late but after a pleasant phone call we were assured it wasnt a...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is a review of the how stean campsite which i found to be well serviced and ideal for a range of camping demographics.good facilities,friendly and clean.

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank mijbiledal
Reviewed May 14, 2012

A sudden find at the end of a great day out, a hidden gem of a place and gave us a fantastic walk and climb and scramble through and over rocks, tunnels and the cave. Entrance price included wind up torch each. We visited last...More

Date of experience: May 2012
1  Thank TheBookWarren
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Just back from four days camping at the How Stean Gorge campsite and can't recommend it highly enough. Despite overnight temperatures of -5, in May, in a tent, we had a fantastic time. A great wee site and a very pleasant change to be on...More

Date of experience: May 2012
2  Thank DeevDaav
Reviewed April 23, 2012

This review is for the How Stean experience - a 3 hour session, not the general admission part which looked amazing as well. I came to How Stean Gorge to have a little fun and try out the amazing phenomenon that is gorge walking. But...More

Date of experience: April 2012
2  Thank Emoubayed
Reviewed April 13, 2012

A pleasant experience to take the whole family for a waterside walk.

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank Stuart P
Reviewed March 28, 2012

My partner & I spent a couple of hours here and wished we'd arrived earlier - it was such fun! Going through the highwaymans cave was a bit scary - not knowing how long you would be in complete darkness (or would have been had...More

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank isobel51
Reviewed September 16, 2011

We visited the Gorge and spent a weekend camping in early September 2011. We consisted of Couples and two family groups with children ranging in age from 15-9. We had arranged to take part in a couple of activities including gorge walking, caving and abseiling....More

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank claire1965
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Visited the How Stean Gorge with my husband and my nephews last week. We stayed in the Tipi (with the Chiminea) for two nights. It's very spacious inside and the four of us had plenty of room. The first night of our stay was quite...More

Date of experience: August 2011
1  Thank Cheryl276
Reviewed May 4, 2011

We visited in a family group on a beautiful sunny day, the walk along the river is shaded & cool - so perfect for us! The age 8+ kids love the pitch black caves - younger ones less keen although they did love the hard...More

Date of experience: April 2011
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April 19, 2019|
Response from HowStean | Property representative |
2 Weeks we can make it happen , less we might be able to. If it rains we get wet. If it is too windy you get a full refund and we will offer an alternative activity if you wish. Allow an hour before or after the activity to... More
March 30, 2019|
Response from HowStean | Property representative |
Campsite yes, bunkhouse please keep it cleanish
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.