Malham Tarn Estate

A popular Dales beauty spot set amid rolling hills and rugged moorland

Malham Tarn Estate

Things to see and do

Malham Tarn Estate

What's on

Two children inspecting their pond dipping catch

Summer events around Malham Tarn 

Have a summer adventure in the Yorkshire Dales and join our rangers for activities including pond dipping, den building, geocaching and night sky walks.

Upcoming events

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Sat 01 Oct 2016
20:00-22:00
An introduction to star gazing and constellations at Malham Tarn led by our rangers. This event is weather dependant so if we can't see the stars we will take you on a night walk instead.

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Sat 29 Oct 2016
20:00-22:00
An introduction to star gazing and constellations at Malham Tarn led by our rangers. This event is weather dependant so if we can't see the stars we will take you on a night walk instead.

Christmas Concert at Malham Cove

Sat 03 Dec 2016
14:30-16:00
Come and be entertained by a local brass band, playing seasonal favourites in the awe-inspiring setting of Malham Cove. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served by National Trust staff, everyone welcome.
Malham Tarn Estate

Learning

Visitors looking to see what they have caught in their nets

Discover a different way to learn 

From guided walks exploring the limestone landscapes to navigating using a GPS device or undertaking habitat studies on the National Nature Reserve our special place is perfect for outdoors learning.

Malham Tarn Estate

Places to stay

Darnbrook Cottage nestles at the base of Fountains Fell on Malham Moor

Book your holiday with us 

The Yorkshire Dales is a wonderful location for a weekend break or a longer holiday. Darnbrook Cottage, near Malham Tarn, is the perfect spot to unwind and relax, or get your boots on and start exploring.

Malham Tarn Estate

Join or give

Hardy cattle in the Yorkshire Dales

Help us continue our work 

The Dales you see today have been shaped by human intervention over hundreds of years. Many native species have been lost and others are threatened. Help us conserve and protect our special place.

Volunteers tree planting

Yorkshire Dales Appeal Update 

The Yorkshire Dales Appeal was launched to create a more natural and resilient countryside fit to cope with climate change. Find out about the progress we have made so far.

Visitors walking at Malham Tarn

Become a member and help the Malham Tarn Estate 

Find out how you can become a member and help the Yorkshire Dales countryside.

Malham Tarn Estate

Wildlife

Water vole at Malham Tarn

Water voles return to Malham Tarn after fifty year absence 

One of Britain’s most endangered mammals is returning to England’s highest freshwater lake after a fifty year absence, thanks to our rangers.

Ranger Roisin Black

Six questions with ranger Roisin Black 

Roisin is one of the rangers helping to reintroduce water voles. Here she tells us about her work, what she loves about being a ranger and what to spot in the wildlife-rich Malham Tarn.