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The Great How Stean Duck Race

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

After the success of the first ever Great How Stean Gorge Duck Race, we are pleased to hosting this great fundraising event again on the 1st August 2024.

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 cafe will also see from the partial glass-floored cafe overhanging the gorge.

Links below are live already to reserve your duck for this great event.

1st Race – Standard Duck 10am

Win a voucher for any half day Outdoor Activity for 2

Donate Now, 1 Duck £5Donate Now, 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

Donate Now, Novelty Duck £25

Here’s a few words about the beneficiaries:

Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity 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.


Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue

Upper Wharfdale Fell Rescue How Stean Gorge Duck Race

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.

Date: Tuesday 1st August 2024

Time: 1st Race 10am, 2nd Race 10.15am

Location: How Stean Gorge, Lofthouse, HG3 5SF

Donation: £5 per duck, £8 for 2 ducks

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

Event Details


August 1
10:00 am - 10:30 am
Events Category:
01423 755666
Other info (Free text - e.g "Parking is £2.50"))
Duck from £5, 2 Ducks for £8, Corporate/Novelty Ducks £25.


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