Opening times for 10 December 2023
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For Upper Wharfedale there are car parks in Kettlewell and Buckden, not National Trust (charge including members). For Malham Tarn parking is either off-road at Waterhouses or at Watersinks car park. For Hudswell Woods you can park at Round Howe car park, not National Trust (charge including members).
There are toilets in Malham village (not National Trust), and at the Orchid House (next to Tarn House on the north shore of Malham Tarn). In Upper Wharfedale there are toilets at Kettlewell and Buckden in the car parks (not National Trust) and at Hudswell Woods there are toilets in Round Howe car park (not National Trust 20p charge).
Dogs are welcome across most of the estate, but please keep them on leads. Assistance dogs only on the boardwalk of the National Nature Reserve at Malham Tarn.
There are RADAR facilities in Malham village, Kettlewell and Buckden Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority car parks and Round Howe car park at Hudswell Woods (not National Trust). A tramper is available to hire at Malham Tarn. Please book in advance of your visit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01729 830416.
Powered mobility vehicle available
Tramper available to hire at Malham Tarn. Pre-booking advised.
Upper Wharfedale is 33 miles north of Bradford; Malham Tarn is 34 miles east of Lancaster; Hudswell Woods is 14 miles south-west of Darlington. The M6 skirts the west, the A66 to the north, the A1 to the east and the A65 and A59 to the south.
Parking: For Upper Wharfedale there are car parks in Kettlewell and Buckden, not National Trust (charge including members). For Malham Tarn parking is either off-road at Waterhouses or at Watersinks car park. For Hudswell Woods you can park at Round Howe car park, not National Trust (charge including members).
Sat Nav: Use BD23 5JA for Upper Wharfedale; BD24 9PT for Malham Tarn; DL10 4TJ for Hudswell Woods.
98:SD935765 for Upper Wharfedale, 98:SD890660 for Malham Tarn and 92:NZ157008 for Hudswell Woods. The Dales Way passes through Upper Wharfedale, the Pennine Way passes through Malham Tarn and there are numerous public rights of way.
Skipton station for Upper Wharfedale, 12 miles; Settle station for Malham Tarn, 7 miles; Northallerton or Darlington stations for Hudswell Woods, 12 to 13 miles.
Services to Hudswell Woods from Darlington, Northallerton and Richmond. Services to Upper Wharfedale and Malham from Skipton.
The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway goes through Kettlewell, Upper Wharfedale and past Malham Tarn. Hudswell Woods is about 10 miles from NCN71.
The Yorkshire Dales is very dog friendly, and with miles of footpaths to explore, trees to sniff and grass to roll in, your four-legged friend should have a great day.
Did you know we have a Tramper you can borrow at Malham Tarn? The battery powered all-terrain mobility scooter is available to support less mobile visitors to explore the countryside around Malham Tarn.
Steep-sided valley with vast heather covered moorland tops, wooded hillsides and valley bottom hay meadows, with a patchwork of drystone walls and barns.
Malham Tarn NNR
The boardwalk at Malham Tarn weaves through the National Nature Reserve, a unique and special place with a rich and varied range of wildflowers and wildlife.
Close to the historical market town of Richmond and with the River Swale rushing alongside, you'll find picturesque scenery, with hints of a varied history.
Discover the Yorkshire Dales with their rolling countryside, steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland and a patchwork of dry stone walls and barns.
Walk this easy-to-follow, there-and-back scenic walk from Malham village to the waterfall at Janet's Foss, following the beck along gravel paths and through fields and woodlands.
Discover England's highest lime-rich lake, home to a unique community of rare plants and animals.
A short linear walk along the scenic shores of Malham Tarn, a beautiful and internationally important wetland site.
Discover a 5-mile circular walk on the fellside at the National Trust's Buckden and Starbottom including a return along the River Wharfe path.
Explore the Yorkshire Dales and spot kingfishers and other water wildlife on this easy linear walk, which follows the River Wharfe through fields, farmland, and along historic dry-stone walls.
Enjoy picnics and playtime on this family-friendly circular trail, which runs along the River Swale in the Yorkshire Dales, with views of Richmond and historic woodland.
Discover the best walking, running and cycling routes around the Yorkshire Dales.
Discover Malham Moor on this family-friend cycle trail around the Yorkshire Dales, exploring the glacial lake Malham Tarn, its surrounding nature reserve and wildlife that call the area home.
Explore the Langstrothdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales on this linear cycle trail, which takes in farmland, medieval churches, ancient stone circles, and a forest home to wild flowers and wildlife.
Rolling countryside with steep sided valleys, vast heather covered moorland hilltops and a patchwork of drystone walls and barns. It can be wild and windswept one day and quiet and calm the next. Whatever the weather this limestone scenery is a great place for stretching your legs on a walk, by bike or simply enjoying the large open spaces and far reaching views.
Learn how we are working with National Trust farm tenants to trial a new ‘results-based’ approach to payments, which results in a far better outcome for the environment.
Find out how we are protecting wildlife and nature in the Yorkshire Dales, from managing grasslands for pollinating insects and introducing Exmoor ponies & water voles at Malham Tarn to the work we're doing to tackle ash dieback.