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We stayed 8th Aug for 2 nights camping with 1 adult 1 18yr old and 1 14 yr old and did Via Ferrata... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
J4G44
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Leeds, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent campsite

Absolutely beautiful place to stay, definately had the most perfect week away. Being an avid... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jess L
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Devon, 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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Lofthouse HG3 5SF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stayed 8th Aug for 2 nights camping with 1 adult 1 18yr old and 1 14 yr old and did Via Ferrata and Gorge Walking. 1st time canping so hired the tent which was all set up for when we arrived. From the 1st...More

Thank J4G44
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind review. I think our staff are great as well. We don't sell camping and a location, it is service and personal experiance. Thanks again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful place to stay, definately had the most perfect week away. Being an avid walker, the location of this campsite was epic, there are many walks around Lofthouse and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank Jess L
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out. Thanks to our guide Euan for looking after us and his sense of humour. Would highly recommend we were a family of four with 13 and 11 year old boys. Pushed out of our comfort zones occasionally but worth it.

Thank Victoria D
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded today

What a guy, glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. Great place. So liberating to go somewhere that has not had the sense of adventure taken away from it. An adventure that I was able to do as a child and thought my children would not be able too. So pleased to have gone....More

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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you, a bit of a balancing act some times, glad you relived those childhood days.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in the morning for our gorge walking experience and the staff were so helpful and friendly there was nothing to be worried about! We were given fantastic wetsuits that kept us warm for all the time we were in the gorge, (mainly in...More

Thank alicekmheaton
HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

all the staff working here to show you the ropes are super friendly and genuinely great spirited people. such fun adventures were set out for us. the cafe on campus is great, very nice food n perfected coffee. camp site is very clean ,surrounded you...More

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

Thanks the staff will be pleased.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised by my time at How Stean Gorge - it really is a fantastic place to visit. Myself and seven other friends stayed for the weekend and we had an absolute blast - despite the rain and midges! Campsite= Nice green space with different...More

Thank Kerry R
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, glad you had a good time,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked on the half day caving experience for £45 each, not really knowing what to expect. When we arrived we were impressed by the set up; lovely little cafe, clean toilets and shower facilities, camping area etc. Our caving adventure was everything we had...More

Thank Laura T
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Ben enjoyed it as well, apparently you were all well up for it.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very pleasant wander through How Stean Gorge and the naturally formed caves. A great place for a spot of adventure with lots of supervised activities available. But just a nice place to reflect on nature and it's influence on shaping our landscape, but DO...More

Thank Claireph17
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes good advice. It wouldn't be the same if we tarmacked the foot paths.

Reviewed 3 July 2017

Fun to explore the gorge and cave without a guide - different from other caveing adventures. Caves are very short, but but beuatiful setting and can do them at your own pace

Thank roythomas2016
HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your day out. Thanks for coming.

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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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