Join us for a fun packed family day out! How Stean Gorge is a spectacular natural attraction in the stunning Yorkshire Dales.
This steep sided chasm is almost one kilometer in length and up to 20 metres (80 feet) deep in places. Follow winding paths and aerial footbridges along the ravine, explore caves or experience the new Via Ferrata – one of only 2 in England! (advance booking required for via ferrata and other outdoor adventure activities)
Armed with hard hat and torch, you can discover cave systems and passages, explore the river’s edge at your own pace and venture across narrow footbridges which transport you safely from one side of the ravine to the other.
See if you can find Aslan hiding in the depths of the gorge. The Disney commissioned oak carving of Aslan is at home among the tree lined gorge. As part of the publicity for CS Lewis’s latest The Chronicles of Narnia film Prince Caspian, Marney Hall was asked to create a garden for BBC Gardeners World Live 2008. The multi award winning garden designer won a Gold Award from the RHS panel. Aslan was carved from a single piece of oak wood by David Williams.
If you are feeling adventurous, explore ‘Tom Taylor’s Cave’ which takes you deep underground. Tom Taylor was reputedly a Highwayman who used to hide in the cave with his ill-gotten gains! There is one point on the journey through where you get dripped on – look up at this point and you will see a stalactite. The 300 foot tunnel leads to a cave from where you can clamber out and emerge in the middle of the camp site! See if you can spot a bat or two.
Make the most of exploring the caves and tunnels – bring your wellies!
When it’s dry, the gorge provides a picturesque, sheltered site for relaxation and a scenic walk by the peaceful river. After rain, it is dramatic! You can see and feel the power of water as the torrents gush through and over the rocks, creating gurgling whirlpools. When it’s cold, dramatic ice formations turn the landscape into something resembling Narnia. Whatever the weather, the gorge is a special place to be that all the family will enjoy.
The upper parts of the ravine are floodlit in the evenings giving an even more magical wonderland feel to the gorge. The outdoors has never been as much fun.
Outdoor adventure activities
Try one of our Instructor-led courses of Via Ferrata, Abseiling, Gorge Walking, Caving, Canoeing or Climbing. So far participants have ranged from 6 years to 72 years, although it is recommended for 7+ years. Advance booking is required for outdoor adventure activities.
For the perfect end to your family day out relax on our campsite amid stunning scenery. We have 30 tent pitches and with lots of space for children to play games, it’s a great place to meet up with friends and family!
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