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How Stean Gorge
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“via ferrata”(36 reviews)
“wet suits”(6 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Lofthouse HG3 5SF, England
+44 1423 755666
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All reviews via ferrata wet suits hard hats always felt safe great campsite rock climbing shower block water level an unforgettable experience great fun lovely little cafe every member of staff cafe on site small group great afternoon whole family all ages
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many thanks to Adam who made our day an absolute joy. I didn’t believe I’d get round, but he did and he was right!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Qtipnewman999
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Bought family ticket from Groupon. Excellent value and we spent about two hours exploring. Glad we had taken torch and wellies. Lovely pot of tea in café but meals were slightly over priced so just had a quick snack. Would visit again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janice L
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Myself & my daughter did the Via Ferrata today and loved it, a great experience! Our guide James was fab too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Faye M
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the gorge in September for a corporate day out with a team of 10. We had a great afternoon abseiling and gorge-scrambling. Adam, who led our group, was brilliant, so knowledgable about the gorge and made the whole experience much more fun, along...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jessh19825
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We (2 adults and 2 kids - 15 & 12) tried our hand at gorge walking. The experience was very enjoyable from the abseiling down into the gorge to wading (and even swimming in places) through the flowing water. Adam, our guide, was extremely friendly,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great couple of hours here with the kids. As is was August and not rained recently the water was low and the rocks were not slippy! Went through the tunnel and used mobile phone torch next time I will bring a proper torch....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank norman100
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We camped for three nights and completed the gorge scramble which involved abseiling and canyoning. A great family activity in a lovely setting. Camp facilities were simple but good. Cafe and shop on site. Liked the fire pits and the informality of the camp site....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brenda O
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Today we had a great day at Howstean Gorge! Adam the group leader was fantastic and made sure the whole family made the most of the gorge scrambling. The abseil into the gorge was a highlight and the 3 hour adventure was certainly worth the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catnewton71
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We had a great afternoon doing the abseil and gorge scramble. Getting kitted up was a hoot... trying to find things that fit! Started with an abseil...... I just closed my eyes as not great with heights, Adam our instructor for the afternoon was awesome.....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank helenp605
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a must if you want to sample some adventurous activities in a beautiful location. Staff are all excellent, and it felt safe but laid-back. The café is excellent, very reasonably priced and tasty, with a mad glass floor that looks down on the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Robert H
8 August 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.
5 July 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.