The famous Ingleton Waterfalls Trail in Yorkshire offers some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in the North of England.
The trail is 4.5 miles long (8 km) and leads you through ancient oak woodland and magnificent Yorkshire Dales scenery via a series of stunning waterfalls and geological features.
Driving time: 12 minutes
The Three Peaks
The mountains of Whernside , Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent are collectively known as the (Yorkshire) Three Peaks. The peaks, which form part of the Pennine range, encircle the heads of the valleys of the River Ribble and of Chapel-le-Dale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the North of England.
The area is rich in historical interest. The summit of Ingleborough has the remains of a huge Iron Age hill fort, while the Settle-Carlisle Railway runs between the mountains, crossing Ribblehead Viaduct at the foot of Whernside.
The Lake District
Goodenbergh Leisure is handily placed a short distance away from the fantastic Lake District, with rolling valleys, stretches of beaches, steep road passes and quaint towns and villages to visit. The Lake District really is a beautiful place to spend a day, weekend or week exploring.
From Goodenbergh you can easily get to the South Lakes and the North Lakes is only 4 junctions North on the M6 to Penrith and then follow the A66 to Keswick. Going through Kendal, known locally as the Gateway to the Lakes is also an ideal round for those wanting to visit Windermere and Ambleside.
Kendal – 36 minutes
Windermere- 45 minutes
Keswick – 1 hour 15 minutes
Goodenbergh Leisure is on the border of the Yorkshire Dales, a collection of rivers, valleys and hilltops across Yorkshire and Cumbria. The Dales features many famous valleys, with Wensleydale being one of the most well known, mainly due to the connection with cheese.
The Yorkshire Dales has an easily recognisable character with many green upland pastures, dry stone walling and limestone rocks. The hills are popular with walkers and are on most peoples ‘Must Do’ lists of walking routes. Caves are also a popular feature with some open for public cave tours.
Settle is a bustling market town surrounded by delightful villages, ideally situated between the scenic Yorkshire Dales and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that is the Forest of Bowland.
Skipton is a busy tourist, shopping and commercial centre, with its colourful market being held 4 days a week and a variety of interesting pubs and eating places.
Kirkby Lonsdale is home to Devil’s Bridge over the River Lune and is filled with unique shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Settle – 26 minutes
Skipton – 50 minutes
Kirkby Lonsdale – 17 minutes
Trough of Bowland
The Trough of Bowland is a high pass just south of Goodenbergh and High Bentham in the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Reaching 968 ft above sea level, the pass is steep and narrow with some simply amazing views.
Very popular with walkers, cyclists and motorists, the Trough attracts a lot of visitors each year. The Forest of Bowland is dotted with charming stone villages, some of which date as far back as pre-historic times.
Country Harvest is a shop and deli-cafe situated on the border of three great counties – Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Selling stylish clothes for indoors and out to beautiful gift ideas and a selection of hand-crafted jewellery.
The Foodhall is packed to the rafters with deli delights including many award-winning items. Country Harvest’s fully licenced Coffee Shop draws crowds from near and far thanks to its excellent choice of traditional meals.
Driving time: 10 minutes
Bentham Golf Club
Here at Bentham Golf Club, we offer a beautiful 18-hole golf course, situated in the Lake District. On site, we have the clubhouse which overlooks the 18th green. After a long round, there is nothing better than relaxing in our bar, which provides drinks, snacks and a place to rest.
The course has been described as the Augusta of The Dales because it looks so attractive and it features seven ponds. The signature hole is the 8th, a par 3, where you look down from an elevated tee to an inviting green which lies tantalisingly on the other side of a pond.
Driving time: 7 minutes
Escape Bike Shop
Escape Bike Shop, the local bike shop, just up the roads from us not only sells road and mountain bikes as well as all of the accessories and clothing usually associated with cycling, but they also offer mountain bike hire meaning that you can get out and explore the area.
Driving time: 11 minutes
More Details: Escape Bike Hire
- Escape Decking: www.escapedecking.co.uk
- Barwise Bakery & Wholefoods Bentham: www.barwisecountryhampers.co.uk
- Country Harvest : www.country-harvest.co.uk
- Bentham Golf Club: www.benthamgolfclub.co.uk
- Local food:www.locafoodadvisor.com
- Bentham Local food : www.benthamlocalfood.org.uk
- Tourist Information Bentham Town Hall : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 015242 62549
- Lakeland Veranda : www.lakelandverandahs.co.uk
- J. Lawson Electrical Contractor Burton in Lonsdale : Tel: 07786222566 / 01422 820 048
- Bowland by Bowland Forest of Bowland : 01200 44800 www.forestofbowland.com
- River Cottage Bed and Breakfast : http://rivercottagebandb.tripod.com/
- Dalesbred Butchers: 4, Station Rd Bentham www.dalesbredfinestmeats.co.uk/
- Plant Save : 01524241799 www.plantsave.co.uk