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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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Magical

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Anthea H
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Grassington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank EAWDidsbury
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Anthea H
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a 2 night stay at the campsite and a gorge walk. Campsite is a decent size with excellent, clean facilities (toilets, showers and utility room) cafe and information centre is useful. The gorge walk is brilliant, you abseil down into the gorge from a bridge. Our guide, Stan, was brilliant. The walk took around an hour and a half.... More 

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Recently, I had a whole days adventure including gorge scrambling and caving! Thank you to Tom for an amazing experience! It was incredible and to be surrounded by friends and the beautiful surroundings made it complete! Would definitely come again and recommend to all but be prepared to get your hands dirty!

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Thank wendy G
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, it is nice to know you can still have a great time in Octobur. More 

Fife, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We visited with our 8 year old, just afternoon visit. Highly recommend, great fun exploring gorge and using wires etc to traverse below main path for adventurous. Cave was excellent,seperate etrance - exit in camping area. deep and narrow - had good torch. All enjoyed exploring - son and I liked look of canyoing and via ferrata.

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Thank pedr0s0nt0ur
HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you we appreciate you kind comments. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing, we visited with an age range of 4-67 and everyone loved every minute Definitely recommend

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Thank hirstz
HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you. More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A small group of us decided to go for some early winter camping and thought howsteen was close enough to us to go. It was the first time I have been here but not for my friends. The facility is brilliant with plenty of space, free to use fire pits and peace and quiet. 2 pubs are within a short... More 

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Thank Ryan P
HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you come again. More 

Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I did the abseiling and gorge walking and what an experince. I sat in waterfalls, jumped into pools, scrambled through caves and walked through the cool water. I would recommend this experience for anybody.

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Thank Julian P
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Sorry the water was cool. It is now cooler. Hope to see you again. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My 11 yr old son and I came here in August. We did the big 5 activity day which was massively enjoyed by both me and him. And the photos and videos that were sent to us very shortly after were a very nice touch. The campsite has everything you need for a nice comfortable stay, including being allowed to... More 

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Thank tim l
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you, look forward to seeing you again. ps Bring a spare set of keys. More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My friends and I recently got back from a weeks stay at How Stean Gorge. The campsite itself is beautiful, situated above the gorge with easy access to the Cafe, washing facilites and gorge. The caving expedition was 5 minutes drive from the campsite, the Via Ferrata was onsite and the canyoning approximately 75 minutes away. The caving was varied... More 

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Thank Nic K
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, wasn't the weather great, very hot walk up Cautley Spout. Looking at Helicopter versions to the location now. More 

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