Bentham is a small market town with a population of approximately 3000, which includes High or Higher Bentham and the older village of Low Bentham.
The River Wenning runs between the two villages and is on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland.
The area is appealing to walkers with paths on both sides of the river, and beautiful views across Ingleborough and the Yorkshire Dales. One popular walk is the Bentham Heritage Trail which starts at St Margaret’s Church which is situated at the top of the hill on Station Road.
St Margaret’s Church was built in 1837 and is a Grade II listed building. Recently the church has been closed due to it being unstable.
There is also St John the Baptist Church which is one of the oldest churches in the area and was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086.
There are a few eating establishments in High Bentham including Rusposhi Indian Restaurant and Takeaway, Horse & Farrier Inn, and 37 Main Street Cafe Bar. All of which have very good reviews on Tripadvisor.
Being situated on the Forest of Bowland border, this is a good location to stay if also wishing to visit areas of North Yorkshire such as Ingleton Waterfalls (3 miles away) or White Scar Caves (4 miles away).