Bethel Methodist Chapel, Lothersdale


About This Chapel Graveyard

Lothersdale is a peaceful rural village located in North Yorkshire. The village follows along the line of picturesque beck and valley, overlooked by farmsteads on the hills above. The Pennine Way runs through Lothersdale and village contains many historical buildings, such as Stone Gappe Hall. Charlotte Bronte was employed here as nursery governess  in 1879 and provided her with the inspiration for opening chapters of her novel ‘Jane Eyre’. The village was featured in a 1975 BBC documentary, “Lothersdale: An image of England”
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Bethel Methodist Chapel was completed in 1851

Key Features
  • Area managed for wildflowers and a small wildflower meadow located next to chapel graveyard.
  • Wildlife haven.
  • Fascinating gravestones and stories that reflect history of Lothersdale.
  • Peaceful space for quiet reflection.
Visitor Information

? Dog friendly (please keep on a lead)

?  Suitable level access to chapel graveyard. (one step) Graveyard gated entrance, opposite the park

? Parking available


Bethel Chapel
North Yorkshire. BD20 8HB

Opening Times

Chapel graveyard 10am – 4pm.  All visitors to chapel graveyard are asked to adhere to latest government covid19 guidelines.

Contact Details

[email protected]

Parking and Transport

Parking available on road at gate entrance.

Cononley Train station 5 minutes taxi or a pleasant 50 minute country lane walk, from chapel.


Food/drink can be purchased at Lakeside Bar, Raygill Lakes ( ) and Hare & Hounds pub ( )

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