If you’re a bride that wants a more action packed party or an adventurous hen do weekend away with friends instead of trawling the streets of a busy city, then How Stean Gorge in the Yorkshire Dales might be just what you’re looking for.

Hen Weekend Package - via ferrata high wire adventure
Hen Weekend – via ferrata – high wire adventure

Set in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, How Stean Gorge, offers real adventure in a beautiful, unspoilt part of the world.

The Big 5 is a hen do and stag do favourite – five activities all in one day, all taking part within 3 miles of the Gorge itself. There’s not many places where paddle sports and rock sports take place in the same location with little walking.  We do more activities and less travelling.  You’ll go gorge walking or gorge scrambling as it’s sometimes called, abseiling, canoeing and caving followed by the via ferrata course (only 2 in England).

You’ll be glad to know that the gorge walking and via ferrata experiences are filmed on headcams by the instructors. A dvd of your experience is provided – subject to successful recording. There’s lots of this footage on our youtube channel.

For those that want an adventurous weekend but at a more relaxed pace there’s the new How Stean Gorge Hen Do Weekend Package.  This starts on Friday evening with a BBq or evening meal in the licensed cafe on site. In the morning you’ll meet your instructor who will guide you through the day. Over the next couple of days you’ll go:

  • gorge walking and sit under waterfalls and plunge into deep pools
  • abseiling bravely off a bridge and into a steep sided gorge
  • canoeing and learn some new skills and spot wildlife out on the water
  • caving  and see what it’s like under the ground you walk on
  • testing yourself on the via ferrata course – balancing on beams over gushing water and criss crossing the gorge using cables and ladders.

To end this perfect package, on the sunday morning after a home cooked breakfast, you’ll relax in Harrogate’s Turkish Baths and Spa.  This package is the best of both worlds with action packed adventure that’s caught on camera – to prove to the guys what you actually achieved and that you might have had more fun than they did – and a relaxing experience in one of England’s grandest Turkish Baths.