Walking

The Tarn is a peaceful haven and is a great place to stop for a picnic © National Trust

The Tarn is a peaceful haven and is a great place to stop for a picnic

The Dales is an internationally renowned beauty spot with some of the best walks the UK has to offer. Whether you're a novice out for a stroll, or an experienced hill-walker, we've got a choice of walks to suit you at Malham Tarn.

Moderate walks

Early summer morning at Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve

These walks are moderate routes along roadside and footpaths, with some paths across open country and gentle fellside. Perfect if you fancy something a bit more challenging than a short stroll.

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Malham Tarn wander

Early morning at Malham Tarn © Robin Sutton

A circular walk along the shores of Malham Tarn, through the National Nature Reserve and across the fields

Malham Moor ramble

See for yourself our wow factor © Robin Sutton

A circular walk on the fellside with some wonderful views of Malham Tarn

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Historical walk around Malham Moor

The Monk’s Path follows the edge of the fellside above the wall line © National Trust

A walk back in time across ancient limestone pastures, returning along the Pennine Way

Challenging walks

Malham Tarn seen from the limestone pavements above

These are strenuous up-hill routes across open country and wild, exposed moorland, perfect if you fancy a challenge. The rewards will be worth all your effort when you discover the dramatic views.

Easy strolls

The tarn has been an important source of water since the Mesolithic era

These walks are popular easy routes along fairly flat footpaths, gravel tracks and grassy paths, with some sections of stone flagging.

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Malham Village to Janet's Foss

The awe-inspiring Malham Cove © National Trust

This is a popular short walk from Malham village to the magical waterfall at Janet's Foss.

Watersinks to Malham Tarn Easy Stroll

Malham Tarn is a glorious place to wander around © National Trust

A short linear walk along the scenic shores of Malham Tarn, a beautiful and internationally important wetland site.

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