Bentham and District Dementia Friendly Community,     Breakfast Club poster A4B
Are starting a Thursday Morning Breakfast Club !
At the Bentham Fire Station on Banks Way.
Commencing on Thursday the 4th of November
and every Thursday after that.
from 10am until Noon.
No Charge, but Donations gratefully recieved.
Tea, Coffee, Toast and Jam  etc.
For more information please contact Craig Lyons.   

Bentham, North Yorkshire

Tel: 015242 61228

Mob: 07789390026

Coffee Morning IMGSAVE the Date !  Saturday the 30th of October.    
The Playing Fields Association are having
a coffee morning in the Town Hall
from 10am until Noon.

Followed by ..............................                                                Halloween Playingfields img
A Halloween Party
Saturday 30 th October, 2pm – 5pm
@ Bentham Town Hall
Bouncy Castle, spooky fun & games
Hotdogs, cakes & refreshments
Entry - £2.50 per child

October with the Walking Group


Tuesday, 05.10.21- Hurst Green, 7 miles, 9.30, Mary & Kate Taylor, 015242 61672

Saturday, 09.10.21-Pen-y-Ghent, 8 miles, Duncan/Rick Clapham, 07792935564

Thursday, 21.10.21- Orton, 8.5miles, Bryn & Sandra Craggs, 015242 62416

Sunday, 31.10.21- Hawes, 7.5 miles, Robert Baines, 015242 41452

Our first October walk is 7 miles at Hurst Green on Tuesday 5th. At the Shireburn Arms turn north into Hurst Green village, park in the public car park just past the Bayley Arms. Walk north and turn left just before the Stonyhurst Estate, continue along this Bridleway to Crowshaw House, turn right on the road then left up through the woods past Green Thorn to meet the Forestry road. Continue right along this track, cross the road, and continue through Kemple End to Stockbridge, turn right on the road for a short distance, then take the farm track towards Higher Deer House, then left onto a footpath, through the trees and over a footbridge on to the golf course. Turn right, skirting the edge of the golf course then over two fields onto the Stonyhurst College drive, and back to the cars. Mary & Kate Taylor 61672.

On Saturday 9th we have an ascent of Pen-y-Ghent, an 8 mile walk.

The route will start from the school in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and follow the road for a short distance until we join the path that goes directly to the top of Pen-y-Ghent. From the summit we will descent to the North along the Pennine Way before branching off across Horton Moor and to cross Hull Pot Beck on the stepping stones. We continue on this path until we re-join the Pennine Way and head back to Horton via Brants Gill Head. The total distance is about 8 miles with an accent/descent of around 1,600 feet. The alternative route on the way back will go via Hunt Pot and Horton Scar. This is all on Public footpaths so should be fine for dogs on a lead. It is shorter at about 6.5 miles so may also suit others looking for an easier route. It may also be the only option if we have a spell of bad weather. Duncan/Rick Clapham, 07792935564

We park on the road in Orton village (not in the chocolate shop car park) and meet by the market hall / toilets on Thursday 21st for an 8.5 miles walk led by Sandra and Bryn Craggs 62416 or 07779001046. Leaving the village we pass the church, cross the Appleby road and head up a clear track towards the scar, via Broadfell Farm. We pass the C2C path turn and emerge through the lime kilns onto the Appleby road, before immediately turning onto the access land to walk up to the monument on Beacon Hill. We continue along the wall line (with open views) to join the bridleway and then a single track road. Turning right we head down the road for 3/4 mile before turning right onto another bridleway which then enters the Great Asby Scar National Nature Reserve. This is a SSSI area of outstanding limestone pavement and is much quieter than those nearer to home! Emerging from the NNR we pick up another bridleway to descend from the scar to Knott lane before crossing fields via a minor road & Street and back to Orton.

The final walk on Sunday 31st is 7.5 miles, parking at Appersett. We go over two bridges and join the Pennine Way, then head down to Hardraw. A footpath goes past West House then Shawgill Wood up to Sawry Head and past old quarries to Simonstone. A footpath heads to Sedbusk, then we go down to Hayland Bridge and follow the river back to Appersett Viaduct and the cars.

The first November walk is on Tuesday 2nd, Norber and Crummackdale 7.5 miles, followed the next day, Wednesday 3rd, by the AGM with a Jacob's Join, more details next month.

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From Bentham Surgery:
If you receive an invite for a Covid vaccination via letter- this has not come from us. SML Covid
You can follow the instructions on the letter and book a vaccine at one of the vaccination sites
on offer and we understand these are in Lancaster, Morecambe or Kendal.
Please do not ring the surgery to book from a letter invite.
These letters seem to be going out from a central source and we have not been informed who these are going out to.
All the invites from us at the surgery will be via a text or a phone call and the appointment will be in Kirkby Lonsdale.
If you have received a letter but wish to attend Kirkby instead, you will need to wait we have invited you, but again please do not ring the surgery to enquire when this may be. We WILL contact you as soon as we can.
We are currently awaiting an allocation of vaccines to enable us to continue booking 1st vaccines, but have not yet been told when this may be. Thank you for your patience.
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Goodenber Play Association Area are in need of NEW members and it could be YOU they are after!
So if you have children who may want to use the facilities or just want to help out with the running of the play area and to keep it going within our community, then please do read on!

Bentham Town Council has published a Community Emergency Plan.
it will identify procedures to be adopted in the event of a major incident in Bentham.
What is needed in any emergency situation is knowledge of the locality and local people.
Emergency plans work best when they make use of existing organisations and local knowledge.

Bentham Bonfire

Bentham Community Bonfire 2021 - CANCELLED
By, Tim Stannard, Kath Stannard, Wendy Dowbiggin, Emma Greenep & Liz Lister
After a long discussion and much debate, it is with deep regret that we have made the difficult
decision to cancel this year’s Bonfire and Firework Display.
The level of uncertainty in regards to any future lockdowns makes arranging a large public
event difficult. Given the contracts, fundraising, deposits and arrangements we need to enter
into, we need a full attendance to make the event break even financially. Should it be another
lockdown or simply the weather takes a turn for the worse, as a community event, we cannot
afford to spend funds with the risk of the event having a limited turn out or not going ahead at
We will be making plans for the event to return in 2022 and to ensure the event returns with a
bang we are on the hunt for a new committee member. If this is something that you would be
interested in, please reach out to one of our current members or contact us via Facebook.
In the meantime, if you haven’t already, please give us a ‘like’ on our Facebook page ‘Bentham
Bonfire’ to keep up to date with news and see the photos from previous years.
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