Risk Assessment Information

There’s so many exciting activities to experience at How Stean Gorge. We want everyone to have an amazing time and be as safe as possible.  How Stean Gorge is a natural wonder – it’s the real thing – no artificial caves here!  Our friendly professional team are all qualified to lead groups in this safely managed environment.

The RISK-MANAGEMENT-SUMMARY-2018-2019docx  has all the important information regarding our adventure activities license reference, insurance details, mini bus operators license etc .The purpose of this summary is to satisfy clients that our risk analysis and management schemes are adequately robust

These documents are available to view or download below:

Some more useful documents

Group Activity Register

Teacher/Tutor/Group Leader –  Please complete before arrival at How Stean. This register is used by instructors so they know which young person is in their activity group. 1 Instructor to 10 Participants including member of school/college staff.

Medical Consent Form 2017 – Please complete before arrival by parents or guardian of Under 18’s

Dietry Requirments Students & Staff – Please return at least 1 week before your arrival date

Residential Kit List

What to wear on activities – Your instructor will also provide any specfic equipment

School Menu & Meal Selection 2018 

Via Ferrata Risk Assessment (137kB)


Gorge Scrambling (147kB)


Raft Building (291kB)


Rock Climbing Risk Assessment (189kB)


Problem Solving Risk Assessment (134kB)


Orienteering Risk Assessment (68kB)


Onsite Climbing Risk Assessment (158kB)


Low Level Walking Risk Assessment (69kB)


Northsidehead Farm Risk Assessment (120kB)


Kayak Sheltered Water Risk Assessment (146kB)


Kayak and Canoe Moderate Water Risk Assessment (328kB)


Caving Risk Assessment (139kB)


Bushcraft and Shelter Building Risk Assessment (298B)


Abseil Risk Assessment (80kB)




Man abseiling form a purpose built platform at How Stean Gorge
Abseiling from a Purpose Built Platform

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