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The Old Sawmill Café

The Old Sawmill Café

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Address: The Old Sawmill Café, Riverside, Clapham, LA2 8DS
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The Old Sawmill Café

The Old Sawmill Café is situated in the picturesque village of Clapham, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The heritage & history of the building has been beautifully preserved, providing a fascinating backdrop for visitors to immerse themselves in whilst enjoying use of the café. Expect great coffee, delicious tray bakes, and an ever changing menu using a range of seasonal, fresh & local food. Our picturesque garden provides outdoor seating for those wishing to enjoy the famous Yorkshire weather, and a large upstairs room is available for hire for a number of uses.

We are situated at the entrance to Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail, a scenic, dog-friendly 1.3 mile woodland walk which leads to one of the U.K’s finest showcaves. Ingleborough Cave was first discovered in 1837 by brave Victorian explorers who drained away a lake and went on to discover 1/2km of previously unexplored passages delving deep beneath Ingleborough mountain with only candles to guide them! Today, the cave is well lit, and you can follow in the footsteps of those pioneers on an awe-inspiring voyage of discovery!

Beyond the cave, the trail links with public footpaths, providing a gateway to some of the U.K’s most stunning limestone scenery including Trow Gill gorge, Gaping Gill pothole, limestone pavements, Norber Erratics and ultimately the summit of Ingleborough. Alfred Wainwright, the esteemed guidebook author and illustrator, called this route up Ingleborough “the finest of all, a classic”.