CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Station
Bentham

Bentham railway station serves the small town of High Bentham in North Yorkshire, England. It lies on the Leeds to Morecambe Line, between Wennington and Clapham. Bentham is close to the Forest of Bowland a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The station has recently been branded as a Gateway to the Forest Of Bowland with promotional materials on the station publicising the walking and cycling opportunities.

A copy of a poster promoting the walking and cycling routes can be downloaded by clicking here or visit forestofbowland.com/Bentham-Line for more details.

The station was opened on 2 May 1850 by the “little” North Western Railway, later taken over by the Midland Railway. During part of the nineteenth century, it was known as Bentham High as the neighbouring settlement of Low Bentham also had its own station (although this only lasted until 1874). The station building, built in the 1950s, is now privately owned is the home of the Friends of Bentham Station and is the registered office of the Leeds, Lancaster and Morecambe Community Rail Partnership.

Address

Bentham Station
Station Road
Bentham
Lancaster
LA2 7LF

Grid Reference

SD 667689 – for a map visit www.streetmap.co.uk and enter the grid reference.

Operator

Arriva Rail North Ltd.

Facilities

  • Unstaffed station
  • Regular service to Lancaster/Morecambe & Heysham Port and Leeds
  • Free car park (10 spaces)
  • Waiting shelters
  • Additional seating on platforms
  • CCTV
  • CRP branded notice boards
  • Digital Information Screens


Other Information

  • Bus stops in town centre – click here for bus timetables
  • Rail User Group – Lancaster & Skipton Rail User Group
  • Friends of Bentham Station – for more information click here
  • For more information about the Forest of Bowland click here

Attractions

Bentham Heritage Trail – new extension starts at the station

Passing Places Cycle Trail – a public art project, part of the new Way of the Roses cycle route

River Wenning Walks – walk along the banks of the scenic River Wenning from High Bentham to Low Bentham

Livestock Market – a traditional farmers auction market specialising in cattle and sheep

Ingleton Waterfalls – a walk round the stunning water falls deep in limestone country

White Scar Cave – spectacular underground caverns with stalagmites  and stalactites

Ingleborough – one of the mighty Three Peaks of Yorkshire

Whernside – one of the mighty Three Peaks of Yorkshire

Location

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