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

Stack of Christmas mince pies

Christmas at the Cove

Saturday 3rd December 2.30 – 4.00pm. Come and be entertained by Skipton Brass, 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. Free entry, but there will be a charge for refreshments. Park in the National Park car park in the village and walk down to the Cove (allow 30 minutes to stroll down).

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

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.

A beginner's Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Sat 25 Feb 2017
20:00-22:00
An introduction to star gazing and constellations at Malham Tarn led by our rangers. This event is weather dependent so if we can't see the stars we will take you on a night walk instead.

1 Day Map Reading at Malham Tarn Estate

Wed 26 Apr 2017
09:00-17:00
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
10:00-11:30
Join a run leader and National Trust Ranger to explore the Malham Tarn area and gain some useful tips for trail running. If you are starting to run for the first time, or moving from road to off road all abilities will be catered for. This...
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.