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Gorges in the United Kingdom

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Gorges are incredibly beautiful places, and you’ve got 11 to choose from in the United Kingdom. Just browse our list of the best gorges below and see photos, tips and extra info to help you visit one of these beautiful places on your next adventure in the United Kingdom.

The top 11 gorges in the United Kingdom

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    1

    Ebbor Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    Ebbor Gorge is a magnificent limestone gorge within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Designated as a national nature reserve, the mixed woodland and deep gorge is home …

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    2

    Under the Clifton Suspension Bridge

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Pill Path, a bridleway that runs along the River Avon on the opposite side to the Portway, is a great way to access Leigh Woods from the city or …

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    Gordale Scar

    Hiking Highlight

    Gordale Scar is one of the most dramatic sights in the Yorkshire Dales. The narrow canyon is dominated on either side by sheer walls of rock, hundreds of feet high, …

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    4

    A grand arc of glistening steel above the rushing waters of the River Goyt, the Millennium Walkway is a marvellous addition to any walk. Standing on stilts above the river, …

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    5

    Creswell Crags

    Hiking Highlight

    A beautiful limestone gorge and world heritage site, Creswell Crags and the caves found here are rich in natural history. As well as the remains of many prehistoric animals, the …

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    6

    How Stean Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    How Stean Gorge is one of Nidderdale’s natural wonders. This spectacular limestone ravine, carved out by thousands of years of waterflow, is up to 30 feet (nine metres) deep in …

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    Lovely and quiet cove, features chalk cliffs, plenty of rock pools for the kids to go in search of various sea creatures, and for the adults its steeped in history …

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    8

    Deep Dale

    Hiking Highlight

    Not to be confused with the other Deep Dale, 4 miles (6.4 km) to the east near Sheldon, this Deep Dale is a short, yet steep-sided limestone gorge not far …

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    9

    Downton Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    A beautiful gorge where the River Teme cuts through a limestone ridge. The area is National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

    It is one of the …

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    10

    Nannycatch Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    A textbook example of a spill-way resulting from the melt-waters of the Cumbrian ice-cap at the climax of the last Ice Age. Nannycatch Gorge is a delightful valley to amble …

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    Monessie Gorge

    Hiking Highlight

    A stunning suspension bridge spans the width of the Monessie Gorge, connecting the south side of the River Spean with the small settlement of Achluachrach. The bridge bounces, creaks and …

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