Old Manor House
Clapham Bunk, Cafe & Bar, Clapham
The Old Manor House was built around 1640 as a rectangular mullioned farmhouse. In 1701, it is believed that William and Isabella Clapham got married and updated the farm house into the The Old Manor House. Changes included the addition of an 18 foot Inglenook fireplace, a porchway/dove cote and extensions at the back.Unfortunately he died only 16 years later.
Now transformed, the Old Manor House is a great place to relax and unwind any day of the week.Open 7 days a week from 10.00am, serving hot food, sandwiches and real ale.Clapham Bunkhouse can also provide food and drinks for groups if given prior notice.
Information on Walking in the area
The Yorkshire Dales are famous for their amazing walks and trails, and Clapham is the starting point for many of the most beautiful and relaxing walks around. The renowned Three Peaks can be started from Clapham, and encompasses the local Nature Trial (leading to Ingleborough Showcave), Trow Gill and Gaping Gill – the largest cave in the country. Majestic Pen-y-ghent, the traditional starting peak of the beautiful walk, leads from Horton in Ribblesdale and stands at 2,277 feet (694 m). From Pen-y-ghent you then proceed to Whernside, which spans over the valleys of Chaple-le-dale and Kingsdale and stands at 2,415 feet (736 m). Then onto the final peak, Ingleborough, which stands at 2,375 feet (724 m) and holds at its summit the remains of an Iron Age fort. This is only one of the wonderful walks that cover the Dales. Enjoy relaxing and beautiful scenery, left to explore alone or in the hands of an experienced proffessional guide, who’ll lead you through the walks with information on local peaks, trials and geology. After completing these walks you are welcome to relax and unwind afterwards in the comfort of the warm Bunkhouse bar.
Information on Cycling in the area
The are a number of off road cycle routes in the area accessible from Clapham Bunkhouse, in particular the lanes around Austwick and Wharf are challenging. Only 5 miles away is Gisburn Forrest with the famous Hully Gully. Clapham Bunkhouse has a lockable bike shed.