Malham Tarn, Malham

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Water Body
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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  • Because we live so long away we stayed the night on the girls side the dorms where horrendous never stay there food is terrible staff are ok but need to work on hygiene in room lots of cobweb and dust...  more »
  • There is nothing stunning about Malham Tarn but bird watchers will no doubt say differently. Not a location to visit intorrential rain..  more »
  • Came for the Maverick trail running event and how we were blessed. The ground were immaculate and such a superb venue for the event. Due to the run starting a little late and due to me waiting for fri...  more »