Malham Tarn Tramper

Tramper at Malham Tarn

Coronavirus update

With the current situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak and in line with government guidance on limited movement and the need to limit face to face contact, it is with regret that we have had to take the decision to not hire out the tramper at Malham Tarn during this time. While the National Trust is, where possible, keeping open as many of its outside spaces for free, the tramper use cannot be conducted without face to face contact with staff and the use of shared equipment. We apologise for the disappointment that this will cause but hope that you understand and appreciate that our concern for everyone’s safety is our top priority.



Less mobile visitors to Malham Tarn can book our all-terrain mobility scooter (Tramper) or alternatively you can bring your own and download one of our tramper trails.

About the Tramper

The battery powered mobility scooter supports less mobile visitors and allows them to enjoy some of the most spectacular scenery in places that would have previously been impossible to visit.
We have three routes available for you to try, each providing stunning views of Malham Tarn, so whether you want a bit of a challenge, or a stroll out with the rest of the family, we hope to have something to suit you.

Thank you to our supporters

We have bought the tramper largely thanks to the efforts of enthusiastic fundraiser, Debbie North. Debbie’s fundraising was also supported by a grant from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

How to book

We have one Tramper which is available to book Mondays - Fridays between 10am - 2pm and bank holidays by arrangement in advance. You can book by calling 01729 830416 or by sending an email.

Please note the following:

•You will need to be accompanied, so you will need to bring a companion with you.

•All users of the tramper must be aged 14+; the weight limit for the tramper is 21stone

•At the start of your visit to us, you will need to complete a short induction training to ensure that you are able to use the tramper safely. We will assess your capability to drive this vehicle in this terrain; if we do not feel that you are capable of driving the recommended route safely, you will unfortunately not be able to hire the tramper out

•Please remember to bring glasses with you if you normally need to wear these for driving. There will be an eyesight test as part of your induction - you will need to be able to read a number plate at an approximate distance of 12 metres (40 feet)


Malham Tarn Tramper Route

Experience Community visited Malham Tarn and tested out our first tramper route around the Tarn, watch the video they recorded on their day out.

Malham Tarn Tramper

Malham Tarn circular route for trampers

Follow our accessible trail to discover England's highest lime-rich lake, Malham Tarn, home to a unique community of rare plants and animals.

Visitor using all-terrain ‘tramper’ wheelchairs at Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn and Great Close route for trampers

Discover a different view of Malham Tarn and the surrounding limestone landscape.


Malham Tarn extended circular route for trampers

An extended route for those wishing to venture a bit further on a Tramper.