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Great day!

For my son's stag outing we chose to do The Big 5. Can't say enough about how well organized it... read more

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gmslb
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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As a group of three friends we came here to do some walking, and thoroughly enjoyed staying on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
joy1066a
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Scunthorpe, 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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Lofthouse HG3 5SF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

For my son's stag outing we chose to do The Big 5. Can't say enough about how well organized it was. The day just flowed through each event. Safety was clearly a big consideration and all equipment provided was in good order. Lunch was soup,...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a group of three friends we came here to do some walking, and thoroughly enjoyed staying on site. The only thing that spoilt it slightly was that when large groups arrived for the weekend it was quite noisy until quite late on ( midnight...More

Thank joy1066a
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 'Big 5' activity day and had an amazing time! The entire day was well planned and the staff were wonderful. Greg was very enthusiastic and was able to look after the group well and make sure everyone was having a good time....More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Big 5 challenge last weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. The cafe/office staff were helpful and professional, the atmosphere around the facility was relaxed and welcoming, and the actual activities were excellent! Particular kudos go to Ben, who led us in the via...More

Thank AmandaCHill
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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you , we will certainly let Ben know. Thanks.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't recommend enough the brilliant Via Ferrata course delivered by Ben that we attended recently at How Stean Gorge. We found we could concentrate fully on technique, especially the way Ben paced it and the practical sessions he set up. His coverage of the equipment...More

Thank robster404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived yesterday morning to do the Big 5 which consists of canoeing, gorge walking, abseiling, caving and the via ferrata in one day. Everything was very well organised and it all ran smoothly. We did canoeing and caving on the morning which is a short...More

Thank Sophie2327
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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my 11 year old son for the Via Ferrata activity. Firstly i would like to give credit to Tony in the office, we were unable to make the date for our original booking as we had a breakdown on the way there, after...More

Thank Andyst1985
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

When we first arrived the kids seemed a bit unsure of where on earth we’d decided to take them.....but they absolutely loved it! It had been dry before our visit so the water level was really low and we saw loads of trout swimming around....More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Total total crash... if you are dragged to do the caving take knee pads and a sense of humour! 2 hours in pitch black in 3 inches of freezing water - not the best way to spend a Saturday!More

2  Thank aprusling
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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello there, I am sorry you did not have a positive experience. However How Stean did not drag you to go caving it appears you were part of a group. Caving is not for every one and yes it helps if you have a sense...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

The best campsite ever! Went ladt minute with my mate, great campsite, a friendly local cat comes to say hi, staff are lovely and knowledgeable of the area, pub nearby opens at 7, good shower facilities, did the gorge walk which cost us 7 pounds...More

Thank Hayley B
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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks

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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.
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Philipbilly
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.
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