Malham Tarn Estate

Malham Tarn on a glorious winter day

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

Malham Tarn Estate

What's on

Upcoming events

A Beginners Night Sky at Malham Tarn

Fri 16 Mar 2018
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.

Wild Flowers at Malham Tarn

Fri 08 Jun 2018
A guided walk around the National Nature Reserve at Malham Tarn. Marvel at the variety of flowers in this peaceful and important reserve.

Den Building and Bush Craft at Malham Tarn

Mon 30 Jul 2018
Become a woodland explorer build a den and learn some woodland skills, maybe even toast some marshmallows on a camp fire.

Pond Dipping at Malham Tarn

Tue 07 Aug 2018
Using nets become an aquatic explorer looking for wildlife in our ponds.

The Bats of Malham Tarn

Fri 17 Aug 2018
A walk at dusk to view our nocturnal woodlanders, learn about these special creatures and listen to their conversations using bat detectors.
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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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A water vole perches on a wooden post

Water vole revival at Malham Tarn 

Water voles are flourishing at Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales, following a reintroduction last year. Rangers are now releasing 100 more of the rare mammals

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.