THE AREA

Located where Lake, Forest and Dale unite.

Out and About


Wenningdale Escapes at High Bentham is perfectly placed for you to enjoy a whole host of activities and stunning scenery offered by the Yorkshire Dales, Forest of Bowland and the Lake District.
Located in the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks, where these beautiful protected landscapes meet, from here you can throw yourself into an action packed holiday or simply relax and soak up the peace.You’ll find yourself surrounded by excellent footpaths for easy or challenging walking, miles of rural roads to cycle and perfect hotspots for mountain biking, fishing, climbing and caving.

The River Wenning meanders past High and Low Bentham with walks along either bank through rich meadow and pastureland. Discover the ‘Big Stone’ on our doorstep; a massive glacial boulder deposit with fifteen stone steps carved into the side and breath-taking views of the surrounding moors and mountains.

On the border of North Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, Wenningdale is close to the popular Dales village of Ingleton and a scenic drive to explore the pretty market towns of Hawes, Kirkby Lonsdale and Settle. Lancaster, Kendal and Skipton or even the seaside are all within easy reach for a day trip.

Local amenities


A short and safe walk (approximately 10 minutes from our reception) takes you into the village of High Bentham.
Here you’ll find everything you need for your stay, so you can travel light and purchase local produce from our butchers, bakeries and the fruit and veg shop. There are also a variety of independent shops including a chemist, hardware store, florists and art galleries.

You can stock up with other essentials from the Co-op or Spar, both of which are open from 7am until 10pm daily.
There are 4 public houses, 3 cafes, a Chinese takeaway, and Indian restaurant and takeaway and a traditional fish and chip shop, so you definitely won’t go hungry if you don’t want to cook!

The cattle market takes place on a Wednesday at the Auction Mart, which brings the whole village to life as the local farming community and their livestock flock here, just as their ancestors have done for centuries.