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

Malham Tarn through the snowy trees

Christmas at Malham Tarn 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the festive period, burn off the mince pies and get some fresh air on a healthy walk with your family or friends.

Upcoming events

A beginner's Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Sat 25 Mar 2017
Due to the bad weather forecast for this weekend this event has been cancelled.

1 Day Map Reading at Malham Tarn Estate

Wed 26 Apr 2017
Expert tuition with Mark Reid, author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks and Mountain Leader. Learn the essential skills you need to plan and follow your own walks in the countryside, with an emphasis on map and compass. Stride out with confidence on...

Trail Running for Beginners at Malham Tarn

Sun 14 May 2017
This event will be bookable from the end of March.
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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.

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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.