Greenclose - our base in the Dales

July 2020

After the 19th of July the cottage will be open to members and their guests however they will still temporarily need to book using the email address, this is due to the alpine room currently being out of commission. There will however there will be no restrictions on numbers (except that that imposed by bed numbers).

We aim to return to normal operation of the cottage when the alpine room has been refurbished. An update will be posted.

Current advice and guidance about how the restrictions apply to caving can be found on the CNCC website -

Greenclose House

Greenclose House has been the headquarters of the Northern Pennine Club since the mid-fifties, and was purchased in 1967 (having previously been leased). It is a stone-built farmhouse just outside the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

A large common room is adjacent to the large, well equipped kitchen. The rear extension houses a gear area, a very efficient drying room, showers and toilets. A smaller quiet room forms the library, with extensive collections of caving literature and surveys available to full and provisional members.

Upstairs are four bedrooms. One has large alpine style bunks on two levels, two smaller rooms with individual bunks and one room for members only.

Free WiFi is available in most of the building.

Accommodation rates are £6 per night for guests and £4 per night for members.


Greenclose is situated not far from the village of Clapham about 1 mile off the A65 between Settle and Ingleton.

Greenclose House

The postcode doesn't quite get you to the door so we've created a PDF download with detailed location instructions so you can print it and bring it along with you.

Download Location Instructions