Local attractions around Bentham include:
- The Big Stone
- Bentham Heritage Trail
- Burton in Lonsdale World War 1 Remembrance Trail
- Ingleborough Cave
- Ingleton Waterfall Trail
- Norber Erratics
- White Scar Caves
The Big Stone is situated approximately 2 miles south of High Bentham high up on Burn Moor. It’s elevated position provides panoramic views of the surrounding moors and hills.
For more information visit The Northern Antiquarian
The Bentham Heritage Trail consists of three walks of varying lengths all starting and finishing at St Margaret’s Church. They take in the River Wenning, surrounding countryside and moorland.
Come and follow the World War 1Remembrance Trail. It will take you around the village to the houses where Burton’s soldiers, commemorated on the War Memorial, once lived.
Brief details of their lives and service are published in a colour booklet with trail map insert. The booklet, priced £2, is on sale in the Burton Village Shop
(27 High St, LA6 3JU)
The trail has been set up to commemorate the Centenary of the Great War. It should stay in place until November 2018.
Ingleborough Cave it is an impressive floodlit show cave. Stalactites & stalagmites up to 350 million years old feature in the journey through the one of the best showcaves in Britain. The cave has large passages and no steps.
The approach to the cave is along a 1.3 mile gravel path from the village of Clapham, approximately 5 miles east of Bentham.
Address: Ingleborough Cave, Clapham LA2 8EE
Tel: 015242 51242
Opening Hours: Please see the Ingleborough Cave website
The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England. The trail is 4.5 miles long (8 km) and leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
The entrance Waterfalls Trail is close to the centre of Ingleton, about 5 miles north-east of Bentham.
Address: Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Broadwood Entrance, Ingleton, Carnforth LA6 3ET
Tel: 015242 41930
Opening Hours: Please see the Ingleton Waterfall Trail website
The limestone supporting them has been eroded away by rain and wind, leaving the huge boulders supported on small pedestals of white limestone. Image courtesy of Austwick.org Austwick Website
Accessible by footpath from Austwick, approximately 7 miles to the east of Bentham.
White Scar Cave, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is the longest show cave in Britain. There are underground waterfalls and streams, and thousands of stalactites. The curious cave formations include the Devil’s Tongue, the Arum Lily, and the remarkably lifelike Judge’s Head. Guides lead visitors along the well-lit paths and explain the features.
Accessible from the B6255 Ingleton to Ribblehead road, the caves are about 6 miles north-east of Bentham.
Address: Ingleton LA6 3AW
Tel: 01524 241244
Opening Hours: Please see the White Scar Caves website