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Discover How Stean Gorge
Step into nature and discover How Stean Gorge. Wander along the footpaths, negotiate the wobbly bridges and venture through caves. As you make your way along the spectacular steep-sided gorge, water rushes over large rocks, constantly carving them into fantastic shapes. Fossils from a bygone age are there for you to discover and wildlife is in abundance throughout the seasons.
How Stean have great outdoor activities, fun for all the family. For the adrenaline junkies out there, we have selected some of our top activities to create amazing outdoor adventure packages. For larger groups we can cater for up to 40 at a time in the gorge and 16 on the new ultimate via ferrata.
With 22 tent pitches How Stean is a great place to meet up and spend time with family and friends. How Stean Gorge is the perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. There is plenty of space in the camp site area for playing games on the grassy slopes and having fun. At night, the moon and stars are your only light so please bring a torch!
Fresh, home-made Yorkshire fare is served within the licensed cafe. The summer opening hours for the café is 10am till 6pm. Last orders for food are taken at 5 o’clock however, we can take groups of 10 people or over for early evening meals if booked in advance. During the summer school holiday the café is open for breakfast from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Ripon Bus Station — 13.7 miles
13.7 miles Skipton Bus Station — 15.0 miles
15.0 miles Harrogate Bus Station — 17.1 miles
- Train stations
Skipton Rail Station — 15.1 miles
15.1 miles Gargrave Rail Station — 15.8 miles
15.8 miles Ilkley Rail Station — 15.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Transporter Bridge South Side — 39.1 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 21.3 miles
How Stean is only 45 mins from the A1 and ½ hour from A59. The nearest town is Pateley Bridge, only 7 miles away, where brown and white tourist signs show you the way. Follow the narrow valley road alongside the River Nidd through breath-taking scenery to How Stean Gorge where we’ll be waiting for you.
How Stean Gorge - Visitor Attraction, Outdoor Activities - Gorge walking, abseiling, via ferrata - high wire adventure course, caving and canoeing. Group weekend and mid-week packages available.
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