Camping in the Yorkshire Dales

How Stean Gorge Camping Park is a great place to meet up and spend time with family and friends and enjoy the nature and beauty that comes with camping in Yorkshire. The camp site is in one of England's 5 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Nidderdale, Yorkshire Dales.

Our camping park is the perfect base for camping and exploring the Yorkshire Dales. You can find breath-taking scenery, outdoor activities, wildlife watching, heritage and culture, fabulous food and shopping all a stones-throw from our camping site. Although there are a few campsites in Yorkshire none of them are able to offer the combination of a gorgeous, picturesque view of the Dales with our fantastic selection of outdoor activities and adventures. We also offer 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!

Minimum booking is 2 nights Friday & Saturday.

People enjoying Camping in Yorkshire at How Stean Gorge, Yorkshire Dales

Tents for Hire

If you haven’t got a tent, don’t worry, we have a number of 8-berth troop tents available to hire. These tents do not have separate rooms for sleeping, there is just one large open space. These tents will be erected for you prior to your arrival at the campsite, we also have a number of sleeping mats and sleeping bags available for hire.

Camp Site Rules

We welcome group bookings of all types - friends, family, educational and corporate - space permitting. However, please read our campsite rules before booking. We do not tolerate rowdy behavior as we want all of our customers to enjoy their stay. This year we have reduced the number of pitches available to allow more space for visitors.

If you want to bring any music to play please book with another campsite to avoid disappointment as unfortunately we do not allow music to be played on the site at any time. This is because the happiness of our campers is our number 1 priority and a lot of people are looking to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with camping in the Yorkshire Dales.


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We love it! There are so few campsites as relaxed as How Stean, and so few locations as spectacular. Long may it remain so. Keep up the good work. 5 stars *****
Daniel Walker

Camping Park FAQ's:

How many pitches are there? 20 large pitches, all include their own fire pit

How much does it cost per night? Prices vary throughout the seasons from £6 Child & £10 Adult Off season, £8 Child (5+) & £12 Adult minimum booking two nights.

Bank Holidays - £10 Child (5+) & £15 Adult.

Facilities Block (now with underfloor heating): Are cleaned on a regular basis and fogged daily, additional cleaning materials are available for you use between cleaning.

How can I book?
Book via the booking page above or call 01423 755666 to speak to a member of the team. If you require more space or self catering facilities please take a look at Scar House Bunk Barn.


  • Toilets x 10 (male and female)
  • Hot Family Sized Showers x 11 (male and female) with hair dryer


  • Onsite Licensed Cafe (9am - 5pm, Last food orders 4.00pm)
  • Free Wireless Internet (WI-FI)
  • Picnic Benches Outside
  • Fire Pits on each pitch available
  • Wood/kindling available to purchase from the onsite shop
  • Washing Up Area with 3 large sinks
  • Onsite Shop - which sells basic camping provisions
  • Free car and mini bus parking
  • How Stean Gorge is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
  • Outdoor Activities - gorge walking, via ferrata and abseiling - all onsite
    • We do not have any electrical hook-ups on this camping site


    How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SY. We are walking distance of Lofthouse and Middlesmoor villages. How Stean is approximately 21 Miles Harrogate, 40 Miles from York and 33 Miles from Leeds with access to the A1 about 30 mins away.


    From Ripon take the B6265 to Pateley Bridge. After crossing the bridge turn right onto Lower Wath Road (Upper Nidderdale). After 8 miles you will enter the village of Lofthouse, continue to follow brown and white How Stean Gorge tourism signs.

    What do I need to bring?

    You will need tents (unless you are hiring our own tents) sleeping bags, pillows and your own toiletries and towels. Cooked meals and snacks including full english breakfast (I'd definitely recommend this!) and a large choice of home cooked food and delicious desserts are available at How Stean Gorge cafe. If you are taking part in any outdoor adventure activities you will need suitable clothing to prepare for your chosen activity.

    Please don't camp too close to your neighbours!

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