Via Ferrata – High Wire Adventure in Yorkshire
£45 Half a Day.
Put yourself to the test – try this challenging via ferrata & climbing activity which requires balance, nerve and coordination. Set in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, the high wire course of cables, ladders and beam crisscrosses through How Stean’s Gorge – only feet from the car park. Each element requires different skills which make it’s fun and exciting. You will always attach yourself to the cables with cow tails and carabiners – so you’re absolutely safe.
Depending on the size of your group the Via Ferrata can take anywhere from 1hr to 2.5hr to complete. We will then head to our climbing quarry to test your skill taking on some top rope climbing or maybe even a free hanging abseil down to the gorge.
So, what is Via Ferrata?
‘Via Ferrata’ is literally ‘iron way’ in Latin. It was originally used as a safe system of climbing across rocky surfaces and getting people from one location to another. Ferratas were first built for soldiers to climb to access vantage points in the mountains of Europe during the war. Although Via Ferrata is often associated with parts of the Alps such as The Dolomites or Chamonix, it didn’t take long for the UK to understand the thrill and start making use of our beautiful countryside with our own Ferrata routes. How Stean Gorge have 1 of only 3 courses in the UK and the only Via Ferrata in Yorkshire!
Minimum Height 140
The Via Ferrata is now only run as the How Stean Experiance. A four hour session of Gorge Walking and Via Ferrata.