Clapdale

Limestone upland of Clapdale Scars Copyright Karl and Ali and  licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Limestone upland of Clapdale Scars
Copyright Karl and Ali and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Clapdale is sited partly in a heavily wooded valley through which Clapham Beck flows into an ornamental lake, build in the 19th century. Clapdale also lies in the Craven Fault zone, and marks the division between the sandstone rocks of the Bowland area and the limestone of the Ingleborough area.

The Ingleborough Estate has a nature reserve and also has access to the famous show case Ingleborough cave, which is also open to the public.

Various potholes and caves are to be found nearby including the famous Gaping Gill, Britain's biggest pothole which has the longest unbroken underground waterfall and alum Pot, where guided tours are available on certain days of the year. Clapham railway station is a mile away and is a beautiful Grade II listed building that is well worth a visit to both train and building enthusiast alike.

If you have photographs of Clapdale we would love to see them! Please email them to us so that we can add them to our Gallery. Email: info@yorkshiredales.co.uk