Find out about some of the things that you can do in the local area. From fishing, to golf and horse riding.


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Cradled between the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park Bentham is a traditional Yorkshire market town.

 Its location makes a perfect starting point for exploring the Dales, on foot or by car, horse or bicycle. There is a traditional market day each Wednesday when the small town thrives with locals and visitors. Bentham is the most westerly town in North Yorkshire. It is known as a gateway to the Forest of Bowland and is located on the Way of the Roses and Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle routes.

The town has a selection of shops, there are butchers, bakeries, a chemist, a greengrocer and a variety of independent shops including florists and art galleries. Bentham has a Co-op and a Spar, both of which are open daily. There are 4 public houses and 3 cafes

Local Area


Devils Bridge

Kirkby Lonsdale

A short drive north up the A65, alongside the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Kirkby Lonsdale is a picturesque town bustling with boutique shops, quirky cafes, great pub food and an AA two rosette restaurant. You could head to Devil’s Bridge for a family picnic or walk along the riverbank.



Settle is a vibrant working town with a market on Tuesdays. It is full of historic buildings, quirky courtyards and warren of narrow alleys between the diverse shops. The town is famous for the picturesque Settle to Carlisle railway, which traverses the superb Ribblehead Viaduct.

The Ashton Memorial Is Located At The Highest Point In Williamso


Lancaster is a historical city based 25 minutes away from Toll Bar Waters. With a range of things to do including visiting the historical Lancaster Castle, Treating yourself to some shopping or simply enjoying some of the breath taking views across Morecambe Bay towards the Lake District.

For fishing enthusiasts, we own the land and the fishing rights directly opposite the park on the River Wenning, a pretty little river that rises at Clapham then flows in a westerly direction until eventually joining the River Lune at Lancaster. The River Wenning is traditionally know as a sea trout river, but there is also a good head of wild brown trout and salmon.
Bentham golf course offers a challenge to golfers of all abilities. It is a picturesque, 18-hole Golf course situated very close to Toll Bar Waters Holiday Park. Also known as the ‘Diamond of the Dales’, the course is famous for its wonderful scenery. The views of The Three Peaks, Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside are stunning, with a backdrop of the spectacular Lake District Fells. The club has an 8-bay driving range is a great for families, beginners and seasoned golfers alike. With reasonably priced fees and equipment hire available, golfers of all abilities are very welcome.
Bentham offers wonderful riverside walks along the banks of the River Wenning and is close to a multitude of hidden towns and villages such as Clapham, Ingleton and Sedburgh just waiting to be explored. The Three Peaks of Ingleborough, Whernside and Penyghent are close by as is the Forest of Bowland, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is excellent terrain for hikers of all abilities.
There are several trekking centres in the Yorkshire Dales which are suitable for all abilities, whether you have never been on horseback or you are an experienced hacker. You can choose from short introductory rides to full day, or even multi-day rides. We have a network of over 500 miles of bridleways, byways and green lanes you can use. Many trails are a mixture of Roman roads, monastic highways, mining tracks and drovers’ roads. You can connect them into circuits of varying length by including short rides along quiet country roads.