About Bentham

About Bentham

Bentham is a traditional market town with a population of just over 3000, located at the extreme west of the county of North Yorkshire, in what was the old West Riding of Yorkshire. A Gateway to the Forest of Bowland, and just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Bentham has the Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-Y-Ghent on the doorstep, yet is also convenient for both the Lake District National Park and the west coast at Morecambe Bay.

We are easily reached by road via the M6 junction 34, A687, and B6480 or via the A65 and B6480, or through the Forest of Bowland. Bentham has a railway station on the Leeds to Morecambe line, and is also within easy reach of the Settle to Carlisle line. For air travel we are equidistant between Leeds Bradford Airport and Manchester Airport. For cyclists Bentham boasts both the Lancashire Cycleway and the Way of the Roses routes, whilst walkers enjoy the many paths that the area offers, through meadow, pastures, hills, riverside and farmland.