Bentham Line

Walking and Cycling Opportunities from the Train Stations at Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham & Wennington

The Bentham Railway Line, which links Leeds in the east to Lancaster and Morecambe skirting the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland National Landscape, makes it easy for people to visit and help keep their journey environmentally friendly, thanks to new access opportunities.



Walking Routes

Long Preston Linear Walk

Clapham Circular 

High Bentham Circular

Wennington Circular

Cycle Routes

Cycle routes from Giggleswick and Clapham

Cycle routes from Wennington and Bentham

Visit, Eat, Stay

Tourism businesses close to the Bentham Line offering quality food and accommodation:

Bowland Fell Park
Tosside, Nr Skipton, BD23 4SD Tel: 01729 840278 Web:
Luxury caravans to buy or hire, set in 130 acres of open countryside - perfect for walking, cycling or just relaxing! Pet friendly holiday park with a 17th Century pub, swimming pool, shop and play areas.

Bridge House Farm Tearooms
Wray, Lancaster. LA2 8QP Tel: 15242 22496 Web:
The stunningly converted stone barn features solid oak floors and wood burning stoves. Home cooked dishes and a friendly atmosphere, all in beautiful surroundings.

Clapham Caravan Park
Giffords, Clapham, LA2 8ET Tel: 015242 51277 Web:
A well-kept site with three comfortable, well equipped holiday caravans.  An ideal base for walking, touring, cycling or exploring the Forest of Bowland and Yorkshire Dales, with outstanding views.

Clapham Village Store
Main Street, Clapham, LA2 8DP Tel: 015242 51524 Web:
An award-winning, community-owned general store offering a wide range of groceries, hot and cold food, fresh coffee, sweets, gifts, newspapers, maps and loads more. We’re open seven days a week.

Dale House Barn and Bed & Breakfast
Dale head farm, Dale head, BB7 4TS Tel: 01200 411095/07714092089 Web:
Unique bed and breakfast in a stunning 400 year old farm house or group accommodation in our charming camping barn. Delicious home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients.

Dalesbridge Centre, Austwick, Near Settle LA2 8AZ Tel: 015242 51021 Web:
Dalesbridge provides good quality and affordable camping, bunkhouses, function facilities and B&B accommodation for both groups and individuals that wish to visit the Forest of Bowland National Landscape and surrounding areas.

Falcon Manor
Skipton Road, Settle, BD24 9BD Tel: 01729 823814 Web:
A truly contemporary Yorkshire Dales country house hotel. Stylish and sophisticated but not at all stuffy, offering the warmest of welcomes, a hearty bar menu, delightful brasserie menu and 16 individually designed boutique bedrooms.

Merrybent Hill Luxury B&B
Catlow Road, Slaidburn, BB7 3AQ Tel: 01200 446722/07733 010915 Web:
Merrybent Hill is a luxury B&B situated in the Forest of Bowland, with outstanding views to the Yorkshire Dales. A listed 17thC farmhouse the house has immense character with mullioned windows, oak beams and log burning stoves.

The Spread Eagle
Sawley, Clitheroe, BB7 4NH Tel: 01200 441202 Web:
Join us for a true Ribble Valley Experience - serving you delicious food and drink from our a la carte and specials menu.  Stay in one of our seven luxuriously appointed bedrooms and make it a real treat!

Further Information

Bentham Line Community Rail Website

Northern Rail Train Times

Preview of the Station Boards