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Our Summer Walks

June Walks

Please continue to book onto walks in advance through Alison This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. but note that she is out of contact for Robert's walk on 25th of June so please book onto that through me, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Car sharing is now permitted, with mask wearing and open windows. We will discuss this before the July walks. For now, all walks still start at 9.30am from the start of the walk,
apart from the first with Colin and Alison starting from Leck Church Car Park(honesty box), at 13.30 on Tuesday 1st June. We walk down to Leck Beck and along it to cross the A65 and on to Tunstall Church via a minor lane and field paths. From there we walk down to the edge of Cantsfield. The return is via Longriggs Barn and Laithbutts, proceeding from tracks and field paths to a minor road, going under an old railway bridge, crossing the A65 by Hipping Hall to reach our cars. 6.5 miles.

Another Tuesday walk on the 8th of June, an 8.5 mile circular with an ascent of approx 1100ft, parking at Tewitfield Marina/Longlands Hotel and led by Jim Shuttleworth 07767644654. Starting north along the canal towpath we pass 4 former locks. Using the underpass under the M6, we then go over the WCML railway, and cross the A6. A lane passes Dyke House and emerges onto the B road, through a stile and Yealand Manor parkland. Back onto main road, we cross and take the wicket gate into the field path, passing an old lime kiln, again onto a road. We turn left for 200m and then take the occupation track on the right. This gains height all the way into Warton Crag nature reserve up to the trig point and beacon. The descent is along the fenced path above the former quarry and into Warton village. Walking left along the Main Street, Borwick Lane is met on the right and followed for 650m. A track on the right takes us under the railway and back to the A6. We cross over and take the path around Pine Lake resort perimeter, eventually crossing the road and following the path to Capernwray. From here the canal is followed back to the start. It is possible to make this walk approx 2.5 miles shorter, and heavy rain could mean an extra detour of a mile.

On Thursday 17th of June Garth Dales 61136 will lead a 7.5 mile walk in Kingsdale, full details to be confirmed. Meeting is at the end of the right hand track which leads the Waterfall Walk which has limited parking, but there is a layby before this. The walk is probably from the road, up to the Turbury Road track and along by all the pot holes. Eventually we climb down to Yordas Cave(torch useful) by the road, and return through the fields and the farm on the other side of the valley.

Robert Baines has a 7 mile walk on Friday 25th of June from the free car park behind Alherns in Hellifield. We cross the A65, go up Haw Lane past Goal Laithe to Hull House, passing Wenningber Hill towards Otterburn. Turning left up Dacre Lane to Hellifield Moor Top, we then go down to Scalehaw Hill, along New House Lane to Little Newton, and back to Hellifield.

Please note the first July walk on Thursday 1st, Colin and Alison leading a 5 mile circular, Whittington from Kirkby.

We are publishing our summer programme now as follows, so that dates and times may be noted. Full details will be in future Bentham News.   Read more for July, August and September

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Friday 30th of APRIL

Robert 41452 will lead a 6.5 mile walk from Settle. Parking will be on the road by the Sidings Industrial Estate at the back of the station. We walk through Settle, up Castleberg Hill and on to Attermire Scar, past Sugar Loaf, down Lambert Lane track and back to Settle via Cleatop Park & Lodge Lane.

Be sure to contact Alison on the link above before setting off to the start point.

Walks in May .

All May walks start at 9.30am from the parking. As an official group, we can now walk in a group of up to 30, but walkers will need to remember social distancing.

Places must be booked in advance through Alison - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

On Thursday 6th we park on the road near Church Bridge in Dent (free) or P&D in Dent (£4.50 for the day).
Meet at the P&D car park – (possibly open toilets?) It is 8 miles, depending on the weather, a possible alternative shorter route if too much water! Head up Dragon Croft & then up the Flinter Gill path where there may or may not be waterfalls.
At the top we turn left onto the Green Lane. Depending on the prevailing weather, we can extend up to the Megger Stones for the view. Continuing along the Green lane we turn downhill towards Nun House Outrake & then across fields to Holly Bush & Deepdale Lane.
We follow the lane before turning off through fields & following Gastack Beck & then across a tricky ford (option to avoid & shorten the walk in wet weather or if prolonged rain that week).
We then head up to Mire Garth and continue across reedy / marshy fields back towards Dent, parallel to the lane, crossing Deepdale Beck again at Bigholme Bridge. Following the beck on the main path to Mill Bridge and the confluence with the Dee, we return to Dent at Church Bridge. Contact Sandra 015242 62416 or Bryn 07779001046

After parking at Keasden Church on Saturday 15th, we go down to Turnerford then walk in a westerly direction past The Heigh, West Borranhead, and down to Mewith Lane. We soon turn left to Mewith Head Hall and cross fields before heading down past Stonegrove to the road, turning left then right to cross the Wenning. Turning east we head up to Waterscale, Meregill and Old Butt, before crossing the moor to reach Lower Hardacre. After crossing the railway and Skew Bridge, it is a short but steep climb to a track. Having crossed the track, fields take us to Reeby's Farm and the church. 7 miles.  Contact Kate 51402.


Starting from Langcliffe public car park,(parking donation box) on Tuesday 18th, we walk to Stainforth via the paper mill and the Hoffman lime kilns. Turning right we travel a gradual incline to Cattrigg Force, then passing Winskall Farm its downhill all the way back to Langcliffe. Approx 7 miles. Contact Don 64979

We have a Low Bentham Circular of 7.5 miles on Friday 28th which starts from Low Bentham Car Park or if full, roadside parking may be needed. The route is over the river and up to Clouds Bank, across Eskew Lane then through the wood past Robert Hall to the Blands up the track to Ashleys Farm and Ridges. Our next destination is Funessford Bridge via Thimble Hall. The return to Low Bentham is by way of Spens Farm and Lodge, Oak Bank and Kirkbeck. Contact Alan 61443


Friday 30th of APRIL

Robert 41452 will lead a 6.5 mile walk from Settle. Parking will be on the road by the Sidings Industrial Estate at the back of the station. We walk through Settle, up Castleberg Hill and on to Attermire Scar, past Sugar Loaf, down Lambert Lane track and back to Settle via Cleatop Park & Lodge Lane.

Be sure to contact Alison on the link above before setting off to the start point.


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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.
Friday takeaway is back !
Free HOT meal, plus pudding !
Fridays 4:30pm at the Youth Cafe.
Contact us at the Cafe. 

 ALSO: Pop up Pantry on
Wednesday and Saturday 10am until 12 Noon.
All welcombe


                                                        Bentham Youth Cafe. Across from the  Spar.
                                                        We have a wide range of essentials for everyone.
                                           Food, Cleaning, Hygene, Games, Crafts, Baking, Books and Masks.
                                          Please come along and Bring what you can and Take what you need.
                                              If you cant get to us, Give us a call on 61752 or 07528 572 072
                                                                            and we will arrange a drop off.




There is an email going round about covid vaccinations,  It is a Scam.  Please spread the word.

Scam Warning
 COVID 19 Updated: 11th Jan 21.  From North Yorkshire County Council.   

These are unprecedented times and we recognise that going into a third national lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be very difficult for many of you. We are sending you this email to help you to understand what this means for us all in North Yorkshire, and to make sure you know what support is available. We also want you to know that no-one in North Yorkshire should feel alone.


What is the current risk?

The new variant of the virus moves between people much more easily. A small amount of exposure can lead to infection. We know that people mixing inside homes has been a key way in which the virus transfers, so please play your part and do not meet other people inside. Infection rates have been rising very quickly in many areas of North Yorkshire, regardless of how rural the communities are. It is important to remember that one in three people with Covid has no symptoms and can be spreading it without knowing.


Sent to us by Carolyne Lobb from Bentham Moving Foward:

Well Bentham Moving Forward has now managed to achieve around 25-30 volunteers who responded to our ads for roles such as social media writer, gardeners, drivers, committee members and befriending services over the last few months.

We consider this a great success and that is because of you!

After all our moto is, The best gift is you! And that's certainly true don't you think!

You have helped the likes of Bentham Allotments, Age UK, Bentham Older People Together, Bentham Community Link Cafe, Goodenber Play Association and Bentham Dementia group to name just a few! Thank you Bentham for your support x



                                                             Fancy a committee role right here in Bentham ?

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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!


The Herbert Protocol is a form that contains vital information about the missing person.

The form is filled in by the person with Dementia, their family or carers. The completed form should be kept safely by carers, family or friends, but where it can be found quickly in the unfortunate event of the person going missing. The police will only ever ask for the form if the person is reported missing.
For more information click HERE.

LM college14 There is a free bus service for students travelling to the Lancaster and Morecambe college,  Starting in Settle with pick ups in :

Settle - Austwick - Clapham - Ingleton - Burton In Lonsdale - Bentham - Wennington - Wray - Hornby - Brookhouse - Caton

For more information and times, use the link  Or call 0800 306 306.

BenMovFwd1imageBentham Moving Forward:

Imagine learning a NEW SKILL for FREE right here in BENTHAM? See yourself gardening? What about developing some supervising skills? Admin skills? Catering? Retail? Maintenance? Public speaking? Computers? Or how about giving the odd hour to help out working with younger people? Older people? Pet care? Driving? Fund raising?


It may be for a future job role, a fresh start, a change of direction in life or maybe just something to keep you busy. Or to socialise and meet new Bentham folk! So please do get in touch whatever the reason.

Bentham Moving Forward matches local volunteers with local organisations in need of help’.


Contact: Carolyne Lobb  (Bentham Moving Forward Development Worker) Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Mob: 07971 720121  

Tel: 015242 62512

Here it is – The Co-op Throw Away Friday!  
The Co-op Throw Away Friday is starting right here in Bentham throwAwayFridaycoop
with a brand new neighbourhood pilot scheme!
Every last Friday in the month, we are encouraging Bentham
folk to leave out any tins of food they don’t want or need
and they will be collected for the Pop Up Pantry.
The PUP serves Bentham and the surrounding Ingleborough area. It is being piloted in one or two streets first and then hoping to be rolled out across
the whole village.
So what do we need to do? Simple – Leave out any unwanted tins on your door step, either Thursday night or early Friday morning (on the last Friday of each month!) and a neighbour who lives on your street will collect them for you.

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