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!
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.
Clapham Cafe and Bunk Barn
Cafe serving home cooked food and relaxed bar with outside seating – next to the car park and toilets.
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.
A quaint cafe in the village that serves tasty, traditional food and drink.