Project Description

Distance from Peaks & Pods: 12 miles

Just north of Settle is the very special village of Clapham. It’s a picture-perfect village with a beck running through the middle, which starts high on the slopes of Ingleborough. It’s also the home of the Cave Rescue Association. There’s plenty of car parking in the National Park car park in the village.

Nature Trail – highly recommended!

Ingleborough Estate’s trail goes through beautiful lakeside woodland up to Ingleborough Cave. The trail, suitable for wheelchairs and prams, was created to celebrate the work of Reginald Farrer, a plant collector and author, who travelled the world gathering many rare plant species before cultivating them in the area.

The nature trail is a picturesque 1.3 mile walk (each way) through the woodland along a well maintained gravel track.

We often recommend this walk to our guests – we love it!

Ingleborough Cave

Follow in the footsteps of the early Victorian explorers as you journey through 450 million years of geology and history, and discover spectacular formations in one of the country’s natural wonders.

Ingleborough Cave, first entered and made accessible in 1837, is one of the Yorkshire Dales finest examples of limestone scenery. A well lit concrete footpath leads you past huge stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones. Visitors are led by expert guides through a kilometre of awe-inspiring passages that are brought to life by formations and artefacts dating back millions of years! The Cave also shows the significant impact of the Ice Age, and as recently as 2002 the tooth of a woolly rhinoceros, now long extinct, was discovered just beyond the show cave. Reach the cave via the Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail (see above).

 Lake House Food and Drink

Cafe serving home cooked food and relaxed bar with outside seating – next to the car park and toilets. Check their Facebook page for opening times. Brunch and lunch menus available.

Clapham Village Store

This reopened as a community-run shop in 2015 and has a lovely, old-fashioned feel. It has a great range of items for sale, including hot and cold sandwiches.

Growing with Grace

Growing with Grace – Just on the edge of the village, across the A65, Growing with Grace are organic suppliers of fresh, seasonal food. As well as supplying organic boxes to the local area, GwG also sell directly from their farm shop at the nursery.


Suppliers of sheepskin and country wear.

The New Inn

A lovely pub to stop call in for a pint or a meal.

Croft Cafe

A quaint cafe in the village that serves tasty, traditional food and drink.