How to get here
Settle train station 7 miles and Skipton train station 19 miles on the very picturesque Settle-Carlisle line.
From Skipton, take the A65 to Gargrave, then follow signs to Malham. From Settle, follow signs to Langcliffe or Malham. A minor road crosses the Malham Tarn estate to the north of Malham Tarn. Join it from the B6160 below Kettlewell.
Parking: in Malham village, pay and display (not National Trust). Free at Watersinks car park, south side of Malham Tarn
The Pennine Way passes through this estate for 6 miles from north to south taking in some of the finest and most remote Yorkshire Dales' scenery.
From Skipton, services 210/211 on Mondays to Saturdays and services 883/884 on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays. Alight Malham village, about 2 miles from Malham Tarn. Weekend services pass Skipton station train station. The Malham Tarn Shuttle Bus runs between Malham village, Malham Tarn, Settle and Ingleton on Summer Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to late-October and between Malham village, Malham Tarn and Settle on peak season Saturdays in July and August. For timetables see www.dalesbus.org
Malham Tarn and village lie on the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, a signed on-road cycle route which passes from Airton (2½ miles away) in the south to Stainforth and Settle (7½ and 6½ miles away) in the east. At both places it links with the Pennine Cycleway, NCN route 68, which goes from Derby to Berwick upon Tweed.