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Loved the cafe

We popped in here for something to eat at the weekend. Excellent service from the team there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
frankie1981
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Batley
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WOW - what an upgrade

Called in The cafe at How stean Gorge especially to see the new renovation recently completed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynne W
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Liverpool, 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 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for something to eat at the weekend. Excellent service from the team there, really looked after you, made you feel welcome and had some good banter. Had the breakfast sandwiches dipped, you have to have this, so much better than having...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in The cafe at How stean Gorge especially to see the new renovation recently completed. Fabulous big space with the most amazing viewing area's which look down into the gorge, it's a really strange but unparalleled experience, you do feel entirely safe...their are 6...More

Thank Lynne W
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HowStean, Manager at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much,glad you enjoyed it and yes please do call again.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

My sister and I visited the Gorge on a drive out with my elderly parents, (87 and 90). we visited the café at How Stean which has a wonderful extension built out over the Gorge with huge glass windows to view the spectacular river below....More

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We had a fantastic day at How Stean Gorge, we did the Via Ferrata, group of 4, two males and two females, ages from 45 to 60. All equipment was provided, health and safety information given. we had a nice informative walk to the starting...More

1  Thank Jan N
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had two hours of really enjoyable canoeing on the reservoir with Tom late September. He was brilliant with us two ladies and we enjoyed it enormously. When the wind started getting up and we began drifting he took over direction and we did the...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Luke and Adam led our one day family expedition down the River Ure on five canoes and we had a fantastic time. They pitched it absolutely perfectly, with our arriving at Boroughbridge eight minutes after the rain had started! My son and I had an...More

Thank Jonathan A
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant afternoon! We are a mixed group of 13 kids (from age 8-16) and 10 adults and everyone had an amazing experience. Can't believe I abseiled off the bridge! Thanks to all the instructors, Tony, Adam and Tom, you looked after us very well. Highly...More

Thank Rhona L
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HowStean, Owner at How Stean Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Glad you had a amazing time. Will ye no come back again.

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Myself and 5 of my best girlfriends came here for my 25th birthday weekend. We booked on to the Big 5 and had the pleasure of having Luke as our instructor dude!! It was AWESOME!! Luke was friendly, professional and motivating! Luke's knowledge on rock...More

Thank Paige A
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I went with my sons and a son’s girlfriend to How Stean for the big 5 adventure day. Richard was our brilliant guide. He helped me to achieve things I never imagined I could, like going down a small rocky hole into a cave and...More

Thank Shona L
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

we just did the walk through the gorge, not the more pricey activities as we couldn't afford the £45 per person for the more adventurous activities . But the price for a family to walk through and explore was very reasonable and the walk was...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.
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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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