|Walk:||How Stean Gorge, How Stean Beck, Low Riggs, High Riggs, How Stean Beck, Stean|
|Start Point:||Lofthouse||Grid Reference:||SE 101 734|
|Distance:||6 mls||Ascent:||780 feet|
|Weather:||Sunny and mild|
|Comments:||Explored the cafe area to take photos of the gorge as we weren't going to descend into it. A pleasant path took us alongside the beck then onto the hillside and to High Riggs. We used a concessionary path to descend to How Stean Beck and crossed it via stepping stones. After reaching Stean we decided to return by road so that we coud call in the cafe again for coffee and cake.|
How Stean Gorge . . .
overlooked by and owl . . .
and from the opposite side of the bridge
Marie and Kath enjoy the view . . .
where the cafe is built out . . .
over the gorge . . .
way down below
You can pay to explore the gorge at a lower level . . .
but we just took a more distant view . . .
in both directions
The higher reaches of How Stean beck . . .
provide a very pleasant walk . . .
to reach the stepping stones
White and blue bluebells at Stean