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Malham Tarn walk, Yorkshire Dales

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Walk Details 

This short stroll explores the rolling green hillside on the southern shore of Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Set in a stunning Dales landscape of limestone pavements, hay meadows and rugged moorland, this walk near Malham Tarn has easy access with parking and is suitable for all the family.

At around 380 metres above sea-level, you’ll walk next to England’s highest lime-rich lake on gently undulating paths that are hugely enjoyable rather than difficult or challenging.

The views are great in all directions, and they get even better if you extend the walk down towards the local beauty spots of Malham Cove and Gordale Scar.

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Dogs must be kept on leads at certain points of the year as this a farming area with plenty of roaming sheep.

TOG VERDICT: A lovely walk in gentle countryside around an impressive glacial lake, and if you’re feeling energetic we recommend extending the route down to Malham Cove and its iconic limestone pavement.

Carpark: Watersinks Car Park, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Pennine Way, Settle, Skipton BD23 4DJ

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Settle, Skipton, Clapham

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

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