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How Stean Gorge

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Address: Lofthouse HG3 5SF, England
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How Stean Gorge is a natural wonder. A small tight gorge cutting its way...

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 +

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Canaving

Set off from a wet & windy Lancashire for an afternoon caving experience and ended up canoeing and then caving as well. We call it a canaving day trip. Absolutely loved the whole... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin R
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set off from a wet & windy Lancashire for an afternoon caving experience and ended up canoeing and then caving as well. We call it a canaving day trip. Absolutely loved the whole experience. Well led and very informed throughout by Tom and equipment was 1st class too. Will definitely visit again to try out the other activities. Thanks again... More 

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Woodnewton
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently did the Big Five adventure with friends at How Stean Gorge, and it was amazing. To say I was dreading it was an understatement: it's been twenty years since I dragged on a wetsuit and did something crazy. But a combination of great host, great friends and great weather made for a perfect day. The Big Five is... More 

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Thank Amanda M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorge walking and staying at Scar House Barn: The staff were really helpful, I phoned on several occasions about my booking for my hen weekend and they always gave me the information I required and sought out the answers if they dont know them. On the day of the gorge walking Ian our leader was so positive, supportive and taking... More 

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Thank 63noodle
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous day doing Abseil/Gorge Walk, Kayaking and and Caving. Tom who led the way was a star, as were all the staff in the shop/cafe ....even Stan's jokes were not too bad!! Thank you to all concerned .....a great way to spend the day. Lee & Debs.

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Thank Lee B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Admission is £7.00 and seems a little steep considering how little there is to do. Hard hats were provided and needed for the cave. We were informed about a tunnel we could enter however having done caving on seeing the entrance I wouldn't allow anyone to enter without appropriate equipment and an instructor. It concerned me there were no members... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We took our 12 year old daughter here yesterday whilst staying at Swinton Park. First positive was the scenic drive over the moors to get there. We parked by the campsite which was good as nice to walk along the river/gorge as you approach the ticket office/cafe. I would strongly recommend wellies or decent walking boots with gatters for your... More 

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Reviewed 11 March 2017

We visited How Stean Gorge in March 2017, for the "Big 5". I was a bit worried about what I had signed me and my partner up for, especially in March where there was the likelihood of snow, but I am so glad we did it. Tom was our instructor and he made us feel at ease and more importantly... More 

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Thank Amy L
Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Back again. Once again the welcome at How Stean can not be beaten. My favourite place in the UK we will be back again next year. Thank you to Stan and the team for making it a special weekend for us all.

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Thank Paullrnut
Grassington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

Fun place to go with the family for a half day out. Nice people, decent cafe, very scenic gorge with historical interest. The children enjoyed working their way through Tom Taylor's Cave. My main concern is safety - we went on a wet day and the limestone was as slippery as ice. Despite wearing good quality walking boots and treading... More 

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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes the limestone is slippery when wet. I am sorry you hit the deck. It is difficult to know what to do. The lime stone was quarried off where you slipped and is covered with fossils. The only way to prevent this would be to cover the surface. The steps going down do not have... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Take your time. Get your camera out. Watch out for slippy bits! This is a magical place - don't rush and listen - Go through the cave/tunnel - take a torch or be daring in the dark And afterwards treat yourself to a cup of tea and a cake. Not suitable for disabled or very young, no pushchairs . And... More 

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