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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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Excellent day out

We did the 5 activities and it was amazing! Highly recommend. Brilliant day out, so organised and fun.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kat A
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A value for money meal & well presented, but the wait @ the counter to pay was really bad (12 minutes+) & there were 4 staff in attendance. Just no comment from any of them, such as 'sorry, will be with you ASAP', until the last minute. They definitely need a person on the till when the queue grows!!! Hope... More 

Thank Stuart S
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the 5 activities and it was amazing! Highly recommend. Brilliant day out, so organised and fun.

Thank Kat A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a really good afternoon Gorge Walking and Abseiling! Instructors Greg and Stan were good fun and a very good experience! Highly recommend!

Thank NCBlaker
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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 

Thank Kevin R
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 

Thank Amanda M
Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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 

Thank 63noodle
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

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.

Thank Lee B
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 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 

Thank TomR17262
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 

Thank GailW2100
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 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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