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Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn and Moor are managed by the National Trust, the tarn is the highest lake in England, and the area is popular with hikers, climbers, cyclists and bird-watchers.

The tarn was created by glaciers thousands of years ago, and covers a surface area of 150 acres. Now the area around the tarn is a National Nature Reserve, it provides a home to a wide variety of species, including fish, birds, insects and mammals. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and it is a wetland of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention. Many of the plants within the reserve are unique or rare.

There is a boardwalk around the tarn and a field studies centre.


Visiting Malham Tarn

Opening Times

The tarn, cove and moors are available to visit everyday. The Owl Head Barn visitor centre is open 10:00 to 16:00 except Christmas and New Year.

Contact Malham Tarn Estate

Website: Malham Tarn Estate