Malham Tarn Estate

A popular Dales beauty spot set amid rolling hills and rugged moorland

Malham Tarn Estate

Things to see and do

Malham Tarn Estate

What's on

Two children inspecting their pond dipping catch

School Holidays Summer Events around the Malham Tarn Estate 

We have a wide range of events to get you outdoors and enjoy this summer around the Malham Tarn Estate, whatever your interests we hope to have an event that tempts you to come and join us.

Upcoming events

Den Building and Geocaching at Malham Tarn

Thu 28 Jul 2016
Come on an adventure in our woodlands at Malham Tarn. Have fun learning basic geocaching skills and then build a den to hide from the grown-ups.

Pond Dipping at Malham Tarn

Wed 03 Aug 2016
Using nets become an aquatic explorer looking for wildlife in our ponds.

Fossil Fun at Malham Tarn

Thu 11 Aug 2016
Become a fossil hunter and explore the geological past of the Yorkshire Dales. Make your own fossils and use modern technology to find hidden fossils that give clues to the past tropical oceans.

Malham Tarn Bush Craft Explorer

Tue 16 Aug 2016
Become a woodland explorer and learn basic bush craft skills.

The Bats of Malham Tarn

Wed 24 Aug 2016
Want to learn more about Bats? Come and listen to their nocturnal conversations using bat detectors.

The Bats of Malham Tarn

Thu 01 Sep 2016
Want to learn more about Bats? Come and listen to their nocturnal conversations using bat detectors.
Malham Tarn Estate


Visitors looking to see what they have caught in their nets

Discover a different way to learn 

From guided walks exploring the limestone landscapes to navigating using a GPS device or undertaking habitat studies on the National Nature Reserve our special place is perfect for outdoors learning.

Malham Tarn Estate

Places to stay

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the base of Fountains Fell on Malham Moor

Book your holiday with us 

The Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful location for a weekend break or a longer holiday. Darnbrook Cottage, near Malham Tarn, is the perfect spot to unwind and relax, or get your boots on and start exploring.

Malham Tarn Estate

Join or give

Hardy cattle in the Yorkshire Dales

Help us continue our work 

The Dales you see today have been shaped by human intervention over hundreds of years. Many native species have been lost and others are threatened. Help us conserve and protect our special place.

Volunteers tree planting

Yorkshire Dales Appeal Update 

The Yorkshire Dales Appeal was launched to create a more natural and resilient countryside fit to cope with climate change. Find out about the progress we have made so far.

Visitors walking at Malham Tarn

Become a member and help the Malham Tarn Estate 

Find out how you can become a member and help the Yorkshire Dales countryside.