Map of Malam Tarn and Moor
Malam Tarn and Moor
Malham Tarn is a small glacial lake set on top of Malham Moor, a well-known beauty spot in the Yorkshire Dales. Surrounded by rolling hills and bleak moorland, it is the highest glacial lake in England. [more...]
The Pennine Way passes through this estate for 6 miles from north to south taking in some of the finest and most remote Yorkshire Dales' scenery.
Malham Tarn and village lie on the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway, a signed on-road cycle route which passes from Airton (2½ miles away) in the south to Stainforth and Settle (7½ and 6½ miles away) in the east.
At both places it links with the Pennine Cycleway, NCN route 68, which goes from Derby to Berwick upon Tweed.
Several bikes can be carried on the Malham Tarn Shuttle Bus.
From Skipton, service 210/843 and from Settle, service 580/210, alight Malham village, about 2 miles from Malham Tarn. Weekend services pass Skipton station.
The National Trust run a shuttle bus to Malham Tarn and Malham village every weekend and bank holiday from Easter to October. It travels between Ilkley, Addingham, Skipton bus station and , Settle and Malham Tarn.
Sponsored by Skipton Building Society, it has a satellite-triggered audio tour on board and can carry several bikes.
Settle station 7 miles and Skipton station 19 miles on the very picturesque Settle-Carlisle line.
From Skipton, take the A65 to Gargrave, then follow signs to Malham. From Settle, follow signs to Langcliffe or Malham.
A minor road crosses the Malham Tarn estate to the north of Malham Tarn. Join it from the B6160 below Kettlewell.
Tarn Moss - Malham Tarn (layby)
OS: SD884673, free parking
Water Sinks - Malham Tarn
OS: SD893658, free parking.
Yorkshire Dales National Park - Malham village (not NT)
OS: SD899626, pay & display, suitable for coaches
Ordnance Survey Maps:
Explorer OL2: Yorkshire Dales - S&W areas
Landranger 98: Wensleydale & Upper Wharfedale
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