Malham Tarn, Malham

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#6 of 10 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 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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  • This is a nice walk, just a shame the circular route goes on the road and some points, which sort of spoilt it for us. However, thankfully it wasn’t a busy day and most of the traffic was worst on the...  more »
  • Driven through Malham cove to Tarn the driveway is very scenic and you will enjoy the view. Overall amazing place for a drive. You can stopover and click pictures with Tarn beside you.  more »
  • When we came on our first day it was iced over because of the recent weather. Arrived the day after and the ice had melted away. Nice and peaceful place  more »
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  • Lovely, quiet (or at least it was when I visited) place. Beautiful walk and part of the transpennine trail.
  • Had a wonderful time here
  • Lovely place, probably even better in the summer!
  • Brilliant place ...takes you back in time brilliant views
  • A great place to walk. There is a small car park serving both the tarn and the cove which is free. A small stretch of the path is part of the Pennine Way. A toilet is available at the Field Centre, which also has a small information room on the fauna and flora that can be seen. At the far end of the path is a circular board walk.
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