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Secure and sheltered on the banks of the River Wenning, Riverside Caravan Park in Lancashire is perfect for when you can't decide between riverside or lakeside fishing. The friendly staff here can sort you out with daily, weekly and seasonal fishing permits to land brown trout on their own private fishing stretch on the Wenning, with a private fishing lake also available for keener anglers after carp, roach, perch and rudd (remember to bring your Environment Agency licence). For younger campers who aren't angling to cast off, the park reception also has inflatable boats for river floating.

Riverside is a safe, family-oriented park with a private access road and 24-hour CCTV. There's an on-site shop and also a games room and play area for the kids to let off steam.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Tourer storage facilities

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)


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  • High Bentham, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, LA2 7FJ
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.1147°N 2.5189°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Carnforth: Lancaster Rd Coach Stop — 10.2 miles
Bolton le Sands (Lancs): Coach Stop — 11.2 miles
Lancaster Bus Station — 12.3 miles
Train stations
Bentham Rail Station — 0.3 miles
Wennington Rail Station — 2.9 miles
Clapham (N Yorks) Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ferry ports
Heysham Ferry Terminal — 17.0 miles
Fell Foot Country Park Ferry Landing — 20.8 miles
Lakeside Windermere Ferry Landing — 21.0 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport — 38.9 miles


If you're travelling south on the M6, leave at junction 36 and follow the A65 towards Skipton, turning off at Clapham and follow the signs into High Bentham.

If you're travelling north on the M6, leave at junction 34 and follow the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale, turning right before Hornby onto the B6480, signposted High Bentham.

The park is signposted from the middle of High Bentham.

We would advise you not to rely completely on your satnav as from certain directions it will take you 'as the crow flies' which can be a little tricky if you're towing.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

It’s only a short stroll from Riverside into the local market town of Bentham where there are several supermarkets, takeaways, pubs and cafés as well as bakers, butchers and more; if you’re visiting in the middle of the week, there’s a livestock market every Wednesday, and there's also a farmers’ market in the Town Hall once a month. Bentham also has a golf course with licensed clubhouse.

There’s a gentle two-mile stroll along the river from Bentham and a longer ten-mile hike into the countryside around the town; nearby, the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail covers five miles of stunning Yorkshire scenery and ancient woodland. For a less gentle day, take the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge around Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (yes, all of them) within twelve hours (yes, in total).

Bentham and the surrounding area is an easy gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, the Forest of Bowland and the Lake District National Park, all with walking, caving, watersports, mountain biking and horse riding to hand as well as market towns, gardens, historic houses and dozens of villages to explore.

Britain’s longest show cave (one mile in total), White Scar Cave, is at Ingleton for a subterranean look at Big Bertha and Jailhouse Rock, with the nearby Ingleborough Cave is accessible by a woodland walk from the village of Clapham.

For city trippers, Riverside is an easy drive for days out to Lancaster, Preston and Blackpool, with Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool also within reach for a day trip. The seaside resort of Morecombe is a wise coastal choice for those with kids (get them to try the famous Morecambe Bay potted shrimps, too), while for other family days out in Lancashire there are adventure centres, play parks, farms and animal parks abounding.

Must see

  • Lancaster Castle (12.4 miles)
  • Levens Hall & Gardens (14.4 miles)
  • Sizergh Castle and Garden (15.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Malham Tarn Estate (14.0 miles)
  • Sizergh Castle and Garden (15.5 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Tents are not permitted.

Additional terms

A £10 deposit is required on arrival for hire of the toilet block key. This will be refunded in full upon return of the key on your departure.

Fishing permits are charged at £7 per day and £20 per week for over 18s (rates are halved for under 18s). Environment Agency licence required.