Lothersdale is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has about 200 houses strung along the valley bottom, following a stream – Lothersdale Beck. There are numerous public footpaths around the valley, including the Pennine Way.
There is a public house – the Hare and Hounds (see their website for menu) – near the mill; but no public transport or shops.
The village contains a church and recreation ground. At the former Raygill Quarries there is day-ticket fishing and a bar-cafe.
Skipton and Colne are the two nearest small towns, with a range of cafes, tearooms, restaurants and supermarkets – especially in the quaint town of Skipton (Best Place to Live in the UK, 'The Times' 2014 and 2018).
Yorkshire Dales National Park Tourist attractions, such as Malham Cove and Kilnsey Crag (with trout farm), are some 15 miles away.
Other sites include Skipton Castle (with tours) Pendle Hill (of witch fame), Haworth (Bronte Sisters museum), Bolton Abbey, Brimham Rocks and the Embsay and Worth Valley steam railways.
Leeds and Manchester are about an hour by car.