Malham Tarn, Malham

(180+ reviews on the web)
Water Body Nature / 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.
See Malham Tarn and all Malham has to offer by arranging your trip with our Malham travel itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full Malham itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Malham

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • You can walk round the tarn although part of the route is on a quite road. The route through the nature reserve has the best views and there are also facilities for bird watching and picnicking  more »
  • Take a walk around the lake and enjoy the splendid views, as well as watching the bird life in and around the lake when walking on a special made boardwalk in the North-Easterly part of the lake. Enjo...  more »
  • We had such a nice walk to this tarn. The views are amazing. Well worth the walk. Take your dog, camera and kids.  more »