GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

How Stean Gorge Walk

3 miles (5 km)

Visit this spectacular limestone gorge and enjoy a walk through the beautiful Nidderdale countryside. You can park in the village of Middlesmoor and then follow footpaths to the gorge about half a mile south. It's great for walkers with lots of public footpaths along the rushing river and through the surrounding woodland. The area also has an activity centre where you can try caving, rock climbing, abseiling and canoeing.
After exploring the gorge you could extend your walk by picking up the Nidderdale Way and following it to the nearby Gouthwaite Reservoir or Scar House Reservoir.


HG3 5SF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

How Stean Gorge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

How Stean Gorge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The on site How Stean Cafe does lovely homely food, sourced from local farms in Yorkshire.  They also make their own ice cream available in a variety of flavours and made only ˝ mile away in Lofthouse, you can even see the cows that make it from the car park. When the weather is good you can sit outside on the lovely sun terrace and enjoy fine views of the area.
You could also head north into the little village of Middlesmoor and visit the Crown Hotel. The traditional yorkshire pub has nice cosy log fires and good home cooked food. They also do decent accommodation if you need to stay over. You can find the pub at the top of the hill at postcode HG3 5ST.

Dog Walking

Under control dogs are welcome at the gorge.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


How Stean Gorge - - 445019

How Stean Gorge

How Stean Gorge - - 445068

Lush vegetation on the fenced section of the walkway

How Stean Gorge - - 445061

Great view of the rock formations and the sun coming through a small gap in the trees

Tom Taylor's Cave, How Stean Gorge - - 445079

Tom Taylor's Cave, How Stean Gorge. This is the cave entrance in the car park.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

How Stean Gorge.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)