Local Government

Tatham Parish Council Meets two-monthly, either in Tatham Fells Old School, or in St. James the Less Church vestry
Lancaster City Council
Lancashire County Council

Forest of Bowland

Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Friends of Bowland
Champion Bowland


Tatham Fells County Primary School


Church of the Good Shepherd
East Lonsdale Benefice


Tatham Fells Village Society: meets monthly in Tatham Fells Old School
Tatham Fells Women’s Institute Meets monthly in Tatham Fells Old School


Lowgill Sports and Sheepdog Trials – on the second Saturday in June


Greenhall Riding Centre – Riding lessons, hacking, children’s farm rides, livery
North Lancashire Bridleways Society – ensuring the future of the bridleways of North Lancashire
Lancashire Walks – includes 52 walks across the county – Walks and Pubs in the Forest of Bowland
Bentham Bridge Club


Hill Farm Holiday Cottages
Fourstones Holiday Cottages
Usherwoods Dairy (self-catering cottage)
Usherwoods Barn (self-catering cottage)
Spens Farm (self-catering cottage)
Swallow Cottage (self-catering)

Local Produce

Bentham Local Food
Bowland Pork, Beef and Lamb – reared outdoors in Tatham Fells


Richard Hope Wooden Gates


B4RN – Broadband for the Rural North


Lunesdale Arts Trail
Maiden Bridge Arts Centre
John Hatton – Wildlife Paintings, Drawings, and Prints
Susan Parker – Mixed media paintings reflecting local land use
Peter Osborne – Paint, print, stone and garden follies
Lunesdale Decorative and Fine Arts Society


Clearbeck – Four acres, with a “surprise round every corner”. Open 3-4 days each spring


Andy Hornby – Traditional music of Bowland and beyond – tunes you can listen to, sheet music, history and more

Local History

Tatham History Society
Ewecross Historical Society
Vision of Britain
British History Online
GENUKI: genealogy


LASRUG – comprehensive info on the nearby rail line and services to Bentham and Wennington stations


Bentham Medical Practice
Ashfield House Dental Practice – Bentham

Neighbouring Communities

Slaidburn & Hodder Valley
The Bentham News
Bentham – About Bentham
Bentham – The Bentham Directory


Friends of Real Lancashire
Bentham Action on Plastic
Bentham Environmentally Sustainable Town (BEST)
Bentham & District Pet Rescue
Fleet: a collie blog
Fill That Hole – an easy way to report potholes to Lancashire County Council