Cycle at Malham Tarn Estate, Yorkshire Dales

Two people mountain biking on the Malham Tarn Estate, Yorkshire Dales

‘Malham Tarn is one of our favourite places to go on a long bike ride. The route around the track is reasonably flat and easy to follow so the children can cycle ahead safely. The scenery is stunning there and it is a great place to take a picnic, with places to stop off and enjoy the wildlife.’ - Imogen Swales, mum of three

Enjoy the country's finest limestone scenery at this Dales beauty spot and National Nature Reserve, with a family focused cycle route of 4.5 miles.
Download the family cycle route map (PDF / 1.548828125MB) download
For young wildlife detectives, the tarn is also a great place to tick off number 8 on our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ by catching a fish in a net, and number 44 by going birdwatching from the bird hide.
Child in spring flowers

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Get up close and personal with nature this spring by trying ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’. Whether its making friends with a bug or rolling down a big hill, there's loads to do with your family and friends.