Welcome to Northern Pennine Club

Welcome to the Northern Pennine Club website. This site is intended to provide a brief introduction to the club and its activities and also provide some contact information should you wish to make further enquirers about membership or cottage booking.

The NPC is one of the oldest and largest caving clubs in the UK.  Founded in 1946 it has been responsible for many of the great caving discoveries in the Yorkshire Dales.  Activity continues today, both at home and abroad, with many members actively seeking new passages every week.

Although mainly a caving club the NPC also has many members who never venture underground and we have an active community of climbers, walkers and cyclists.

The NPC has a large base at Greenclose, just outside of Clapham, that provides a focus for its activities and accommodation for both members & guests.

Great value accommodation

A warm welcome awaits at Greenclose, the Northern Pennine Club cottage in the Yorkshire Dales close to Clapham and Ingleton.

Great facilities including a large modern kitchen, comfortable bunks, drying room and showers - all for less than the cost of camping!


Regular Trips Abroad

NPC hold trips to Europe and beyond usually once a year with a great range of caving, mountaineering, via ferrata and more.

Digging and Exploration

The NPC have a long history of discoveries in the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Come along and find something new!

Join NPC for great member benefits...

Become part of one of the friendliest caving club in the Dales! As well as discounted rates to stay at the already excellent value cottage, as a member, you will have your own key as well as access to the library and gear store.

More about joining the club...