Bentham is ideally situated at the meeting point of three great walking areas:

  • The Yorkshire Dales
  • The Forest of Bowland
  • The Lake District

It’s not surprising then that the town hosts a keen walking group that meets regularly to explore these three key areas, along with Morecambe Bay and The Howgills via guided walks. Visitors to the area are always welcome to join us on any of these walks – no booking is needed, and no cost is involved – just show up at the starting point listed.

Walks vary in length and the degree of challenge, and details of the walks can be found on the program page.

The Footpath Group have their own website now, So the best source of up to date walk information will be there,  We have added a link and a QR to enable you to store the site on your phone. 

Weblink                             WalkingQR



Unless stated otherwise in the program, we always assemble at the Lairgill car park in Bentham. We meet at 9:15 for a 9:30 departure – on foot for local walks or in cars for walks elsewhere.

When the walks are non-local we car-share to keep things as green as possible.

We think it’s just polite for walkers accepting lifts to offer their host a contribution to fuel costs – typically £2 per hours travel.

If you prefer you can join us at the published walk start. Contact the walk leader first though so that they can give you a clear indication of where we will be starting.

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