How Stean Gorge is officially a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a spectacular natural attraction! This steep sided chasm is almost 1 km in length and up to 20 metres (80ft) deep. Follow winding paths and aerial footbridges along the ravine, explore dark caves by torchlight or experience the new Via Ferrata – 1 of only 2 in England! Whatever the weather, the gorge is a special place to be!
How Stean Gorge contains a maze of footpaths, caves and potholes which have been hollowed out of the limestone rock by the constant water flow over thousands of years. There are many tales and legends about the Gorge. Highway men reputedly used it as a hideout. A hoard of silver and bronze coins was discovered in 1868 by a local boy, later verified as Roman coins. What will you find?
How Stean Gorge is a natural, rugged wonder and features a maze of walkways over rocks and boulders and sloping footpaths carved into the ravine. Suitable footwear is essential. Hard hats are supplied. Bring a torch or hire one for £2. The Via Ferrata is led by one of our approved experienced guides to ensure your adventure is a safe one.
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