Ragged Robin BothyMalham Tarn, North Yorkshire
- Guests 6
- Bedrooms 1
- Preferred changeover day Flexible
- Minimum stay 1 night
- Number of dogs welcome 2
About Ragged Robin BothyNew. For a truly rustic getaway, try camping in this seventeenth-century barn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Ragged Robin Bothy is one of two rustic camping bothies in a converted seventeenth-century two-cell barn and shippon, originally used for housing farm livestock and hay.
Located on the edge of the Malham Tarn National Nature Reserve, its wild and remote location allows you to disconnect from modern life for a few days. Go hiking around the tarn in search of wildlife to photograph or watch the stars as night falls. Discover the magical waterfall of Janet's Foss, which hides amongst the woods near Malham or go further afield to walk the more remote fells of Malham Moor.
Each bothy has its own secure entrance and is separated from the neighbouring bothy by a stone dividing wall. The bothies have high roof eaves, stone whitewashed walls and stone/concrete earth floors. Each bothy has 3 bunkbed platforms (wooden bases only), sleeping 6 people, with a breakfast bar-style seating area.
Toilet and cold-water sink are located in an external outhouse, shared between the 2 bothies. There is no lighting or heating and guests should bring their own bedding mats/airbeds and other camping equipment.
There is no outdoor seating area outside the bothy, but there are picnic benches overlooking Malham Tarn a short 5 minute walk away, or you can take a picnic down to the shores of the Tarn to enjoy the view. Unfortunately outdoor cooking is not permitted as the bothy is in a high fire risk area.
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave not available
- Fridge not available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher not available
- Washing machine not available
- Tumble dryer not available
- Telephone not available
- Television not available
- DVD not available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden not available
- BBQ not available
3 bunk beds platforms are provided for guests to put their own mats or air beds on; no mattress, pillows, bedding or linen provided.
The bothy shares an external toilet, sink and a cold water tap with the neighbouring bothy. These are located in a shed adjoining the bothies.
There is no heating or lighting in the bothy.
Notes for guests
Heating: No heating provided.
Bedding/linen: No linen or bedding provided.
Facilities: The bothy shares an external toilet, sink and a cold water tap with the neighbouring bothy. These are located in a shed adjoining the bothies.
Parking: 1 parking space is located next to the bothy and extra parking spaces are at end of track near National Trust Estate Office, a few minutes' walk away. The track is stone chipping and tarmac, with steps down into the bothies. There is no lighting so guests will need to bring torches.
Garden: There is no enclosed garden area.
Hazards: The bothy is located on the access track to private residences and the Field Studies Centre, so care should be taken around the bothy and beware of road traffic.
There are steps down into the bothy and steps up to the outside toilet.
The bothy is located in an area of open countryside that is open to everyone at all times and separate private farmland; normal access restrictions apply (eg no dogs or bikes on the nature reserve boardwalk; no access to private farmland). Cattle and sheep may be grazing in the field behind the bothy.
Dog owners should be aware that there is no enclosed garden.