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 boardwalk of the National Nature Reserve
  • An area of working farms with livestock

Family & children

  • Baby-changing facilities in the toilets at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority car park
  • National Trust information and leaflets available from Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority National Park Visitor Centre
  • The National Park Authority car park in Malham is not a National Trust car park, so National Trust members will still have to pay for parking


  • The Pennine Way passes through this estate
  • Malham Tarn and village lie on the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway
  • Malham Tarn is accessible for Trampers
Yorkshire Terrier on an adventure... © NTPL/Arnhel de Serra

Yorkshire Terrier on an adventure...

A waggy adventure awaits

Whether you are a local walker who visits regularly or a visitor from further afield, don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend with you. With miles of footpaths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in we think you'll both have a great day.

Tramper at Malham Tarn

Fundraiser Debbie puts the new tramper through its paces!

The Tramper is available to hire Mondays - Fridays between 10am - 2pm, subject to availability; you will need to book it in advance by calling us on 01729 830416.



Tramper routes to try out

Malham Tarn Circular Route for Trampers

Early morning at Malham Tarn © Robin Sutton

Circular route across fields and unmade tracks, taking in glorious views as you travel around Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn and Great Close Route

Malham Tarn was used as a fishery for the monks of Fountains Abbey © Robin Sutton

A moderate route along stone and grass tracks with one very rough and challenging section. This route has some stunning views of Malham Tarn.

Malham Tarn Extended Circular Route

The spring sunshine brightens the day shining here on Great Close Scar © National Trust

This extended circular route around Malham Tarn takes you on a lesser known and more challenging section which goes beneath Great Close Hill, and you will still be rewarded with fabulous views of the Tarn and surrounding countryside

Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to our fundraiser Debbie and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund, which is administered by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, for helping us to purchase the tramper.

'Experience Community' try out our tramper

Experience Community visited Malham Tarn and tested out our first tramper route around the Tarn - here's the video of their day out