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.
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 recently refurbished kitchen. The rear extension houses the drying room (which actually dries !), showers and toilets. A smaller quiet room forms the library, with extensive collections of caving literature and surveys. Upstairs are four bedrooms with bunk bed accommodation, one room specifically designated for guests.
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