Facilities & access


  • Toilet facilities are located in Malham village (not National Trust), and at the Orchid House (next to Tarn House on the north shore of Malham Tarn)
  • Dogs are welcome across most of the estate, but please keep them on leads
  • Dogs are not allowed on the National Nature Reserve
  • An area of working farms with livestock

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities in toilets at National Park car park
  • Up to two children travel free with every fare-paying adult on the Sunday Dales Buses to Malham
  • Visitor centre located at National Park (not National Trust)


  • The Pennine Way passes through this estate
  • Malham Tarn and village lie on the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway
  • Malham Tarn Shuttle from Malham village and Settle on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays, and Saturdays during summer holidays
  • Malham Tarn is accessible for Trampers

Success - we will soon be purchasing a Tramper!

Trampers open up the countryside for our less mobile visitors

Trampers open up the countryside for our less mobile visitors

Our wish for a tramper has been realised and we will soon be purchasing a tramper and trailer to be based at Malham Tarn.

With a launch in Spring, the tramper will be available for hire from May 2014.

We are very grateful to our fundraisers for helping us to purchase a tramper for Malham Tarn. Debbie North has been hugely enthusiastic and has been tirelessly fundraising across the country on our behalf. She has been the driving force behind the fundraising for our Malham Tarn tramper - follow her blog to find out more.

We have also been successful in receiving a grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund, which is administered by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.

Thank you to all who have donated and supported us.

Tramper Routes

One of our first routes to develop will be around Malham Tarn

We are currently developing some tramper routes around the Malham Tarn area and these will be ready by the end of April. With routes around the Tarn, we will be looking for some routes which will appeal to different people and abilities, so whether you want a bit of a challenge, or a stroll out with the rest of the family, we hope to have something to suit you.

Watch this space for new routes in the spring.