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How Stean Gorge
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank norman100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Brenda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank catnewton71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Nunnion
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We didn't know quite what to expect but were treated to the fun of standing over the gorge on the glass in the visitor centre then taking ourselves along the gorge trail. It was beautiful - the summer leaves verdant and bright over the low...More

Thank BerrylandsNeia
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed your selves.

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We had four nights camping. It's a lovely campsite and great location. The facilities could do with a clean once the gorge closes for the day as you end up showering with mud on the floor along with dirty sinks. For the money it's good...More

Thank Amy E
HowStean, General Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Amy, Very pleased you enjoyed our campsite and location. Sorry to hear about your experience with the toilet facilities. We do go around the toilets each day and give them a clean, especially after people have been out on activities. This clean includes all...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The gorge itself and the staff are wonderful, the caves are amazing but it isn’t an extreme thrill. Sadly we had booked the Via Ferrata and as a family of ‘extreme addicts’ we were hopeful for a really thrilling experience, unfortunately we didn’t get it....More

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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.