Malham Tarn Tramper

Tramper at Malham Tarn

2021 coronavirus update: We are delighted to announce that the Tramper at Malham Tarn is now available to hire. Due to current staff shortages there will be limited available days each week so you will need to book it at least a day in advance via email to arrange a suitable day for your visit (please see below for further details).

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.
Normally we would 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. At this current time, there will only be one route available for Tramper users.

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 11am - 2pm and bank holidays by arrangement in advance. There is no charge for use of the Tramper. You can book 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. This will be carried out outside and with appropriate social distancing measures in place. 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.