It feels quite remote but is easier to reach by public transport thanks to the railway station about a mile away. There's also a regular bus service between Skipton and Kirkby Lonsdale.
Many visitors come to Clapham to enjoy the nature trail and discover Ingleborough Cave, perhaps wanting to find out the story of the remarkable Reginald Farrar, the Edwardian plant collector.
Others start out from here to gaze in wonder at Gaping Gill or to climb Ingleborough, one of the famous Three Peaks.
If you prefer something more gentle you might want to wander up to Oxenber Woods or over to Austwick, passing the beautiful moss-covered drystone walls on your way.
As you wander around the village you might spot the headquarters of the Cave Rescue Organisation. Established in 1935, they were one of the first such rescue services in the world.
They help look after the Dales landscape and support rural communities, and are particularly known for the excellent Flowers of the Dales Festival.
Most of the village buildings are clustered around the beck, so there are some lovely places to sit and enjoy the views, perhaps with a picnic made of ingredients from the community-run Clapham Village Store. Alternatively you could pop into the Reading Room Cafe or The New Inn.
Knitters will love the range of wools on offer at Beckside Yarns, while nearby Tea Time Vintage has an amazing collection of curios and collectibles to browse.