How Stean Gorge

Useful Information

Location: Near Pateley Bridge. Between Pateley Bridge and Masham
Open: All year Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat, Sun 10-18.
School Holidays daily 10-18.
Fee: Gorge Single Admission: Adults GBP 5.50, Children (5-16) GBP 3.75, Children (0-4) free, Reduced GBP 4, Families GBP 16.
Gorge Season Ticket: Adults GBP 10, Children (5-16) GBP 7, Children (0-4) free, Families GBP 30.
Via Ferrata: Adults GBP 45, Members of mountaineering/caving organisations GBP 10.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:  
Address: How Stean Gorge, Stean, Lofthouse, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SF, Tel: +44-1423-755666, Fax: +44-. E-mail: contact
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How Stean Gorge is a 1km long limestone gorge with up to 20m high vertical walls. The gorge is used by an extreme sports company for various activities like climbing, canyoning and a via ferrata. The How Stean Experience takes three hours and includes abseil, gorge walk and zip line. Renting of all equipment and a video of the tour on DVD are included.

Fortunately there is no need to participate at those sportive activities. Regular visitors just walk the gorge on the well maintained trails, with its cliffs and caves. To have a look into one or the other cave it is a good idea to bring a torch. It is even possible to use the via ferrata with personal gear and without guide. Cavers and mountaineers are welcome.