High Bentham is a small market town in the north of Yorkshire, England, and lies on the River Wenning, just west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and on the northern boundary of the Trough of Bowland and close to the Three Peaks and the Lake District, all popular tourist destinations.
High Bentham has been a market town since the 14th century. During the 18th century, when the north of England began to embrace the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry began to develop out of small cottage industries into factory driven weaving and spinning of wool and cotton, High Bentham became a focal point for weavers in the area.
The region has not just the River Wenning as a natural source of energy, water wheels were also driven for spinning and milling by streams like the Greta, the Roeburn and the Hindburn, which drain the neighbouring valleys and eventually flow into the Lune.
Today the town boasts three heritage trails, which celebrate local history, taking in local landmarks like Shaky Bridge and Ridding Lane Farm, the Old Quarry and the mysterious Great Stone of Fourstones.
High Bentham lies within a 12 mile distance of the M6 motorway and within 4 miles of the A65, offering excellent transport links to visitors and local residents alike. Although most tourists still head to the Lake District, the Three Peaks and the Dales National Park first, High Bentham has, of late, attracted interest among hikers who are looking to escape the often crowded trails during spring and summer.
Seeing the wood for the trees
The Forest of Bowland is a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty as is the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the little market town boasts many fine trails and footpaths that include easy-to-manage terrain like riverside walks and trails through undulating pastures and lovely meadows. There are patches of moorlands and visitors can enjoy reading about local heritage and the environment en route, as a local artist has painted helpful information boards, which are dotted around the landscape.
If you had an accident while climbing over stiles or a dry stone wall, you’d probably have only your own clumsiness to blame; however, if you negotiated one of the footbridges en route one of the trails and the footbridge was in such poor repair that it collapsed, you could make an injury claim in High Bentham and expect compensation for your injuries.
Where can you make an injury claim High Bentham?
Call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone numbers 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to an advisor, who can allocate your claim to one of their no win no fee* legal partners.
You can also visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a simple 30-second test, which will tell you if you qualify for making an injury claim in High Bentham; a compensation calculator will estimate how much compensation you might be entitled to, so you’ll know within half a minute if it’s worth making an injury claim in High Bentham or not.
Date Published: 2nd October 2013