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 / 1.5MB) 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.
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50 things to do before you're 11 ¾  

Fancy exploring the outdoors, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start ticking off some of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.