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Great How Stean Gorge Duck Race

Tuesday 1 August, 2023

The first ever Great How Stean Gorge Duck Race will be held from 10am on Tuesday 1st August at How Stean Gorge.

The Great How Stean Duck Race, in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, will be a fun family event.  Both organisations provide essential emergency services for visitors and residents alike in such a remote part of Yorkshire.

The duck race begins at the top of the How Stean Gorge.  Visitors will be able to follow the progress of the race from the bridge and in the gorge itself (normal admission applies).  Visitors in the café will also see from the partial glass-floored cafe overhanging the gorge.

1st Race – Standard Duck 10am – Win a voucher for any half day Outdoor Activity for 2 – 1 Duck £5, 2 Ducks £8.

2nd Race – Novelty Ducks (Large Sponsor / Corporate or Business) 10.15am – Win a 2 night mid week stay in one of our 4 bed Rustic Lodges with hot tub – Novelty Duck £25.

Buy tickets online or on-site at the café at How Stean Gorge.

Here’s a few words about the beneficiaries

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association

Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.

It only receives help through the secondment of paramedics and doctors from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air we need to raise £19,000 per day.

As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people, across 4 million acres. The two air ambulances operate from airbases at The Nostell Priory Estate, Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe, Thirsk.  Together with two Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs) they cover the whole of the region.

For over 70 years UWFRA has been rescuing people and animals from the caves, mineshafts, fells and crags of Wharfedale, Nidderdale, Littondale and Mid-Airedale.  Rescue services remain free to all, day or night and are financed entirely by fundraising events and donations.

Event Details


Tuesday 1 August, 2023
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01423 755666
FREE event - donations welcome
Other info (Free text - e.g "Parking is £2.50"))
Donation: £5 per duck, £8 for 2 ducks.


How Stean Gorge
How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse
Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 5SF United Kingdom
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