Malham Tarn, Malham

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#6 of 9 in Nature in Yorkshire Dales National Park
Malham Tarn is a glacial lake near the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales, England. The lake is one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. At a an altitude of 377m above sea level it is the highest marl lake in the United Kingdom. Its geology, flora and fauna have led to it being listed under a number of conservation designations. The site is currently owned by the National Trust, who lease part of the site to the Field Studies Council who offer residential and non-residential field courses there. The site was the inspiration for Charles Kingsley's 1863 novel, The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Stayed at Malham Tarn with the Field Studies Council. Google "real family holidays". We went as a family, mum, and two kids. 4&6 yrs or age. A nature themed week in the Yorkshire Dales. Great location...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Lovely walk around the tarn on our Pennine Way walk. Great stop for a picnic lunch too. Would recommend a visit along with the Cove.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We eventually found out how to get close having driven almost everywhere in the countryside it's not very well advertised by way of signs and sat nav takes you all around the world but when we finally...  more »

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