Clapham is an attractive village in the Craven district. It lies within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 6 miles north west of Settle.

The village sits at the base of Ingleborough (one of the famous Three Peaks - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent) and is the southern starting point for its ascent. On the way is Ingleborough Cave, renowned for its stalactite and stalagmite formations.

Ingleborough Hall, now an outdoor education centre, was formerly the home of Reginald Farrer, a botanist known as "the father of English rock gardening". Farrer planted in the grounds many species of plant brought home from his travels in the Far East. There is a Reginald Farrer Nature Trail.

OS grid reference SD 745 695


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