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Malham Tarn is a glacial lake near the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales. The lake is one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. 

Sitting at 377 metres above sea level it is the highest marl lake in the UK

👩‍🦽Suitable for Terrain wheelchairs with assistance. 

Can also hire a motability scooter from or phone the estate office on 01729 830416 to make a booking.

🅿️ FREE PARKING Pennine Way, Settle, Skipton BD23 4DJ

🚻 Toilets available in Malham

☕Food and accomodation available in Malham

🥾 4 mile circular walk with some slight ascent

🐮There is often Cattle roaming free in this area.🐮

From the car park we took the path over the grass area to the right ( as you are looking towards the tarn) you can go either way. The grass path is a little bumpy but you could turn left out the car park and follow the road until you pick up the main path, this path is level for wheelchairs.

If you hire the tramper you collect and can park at the National Trust office.

You Walk along the shore of the Tarn and pass through a gate at the entrance to the woods, here the path rises and gets a little rough, I have a terrain wheelchair which managed ok.

Pass a bird hide along this path.

You come to Tarn house, which has exhibition centre but unfortunetly it was closed when we visited. Dont think we would of been brave enough to enter this house full of spiders.

From the house you pass through this magical looking woodland with high stone walls, you walk along the road and come to a gate on your left which has boardwalk through the nature reserve. You can go along the boardboard from tarn house instead of via the road. 

If you wanted a shorter walk/wheel  you could walk from the National trust office and around the nature reserve via the boardwalk and back again.

The final section is along the road,  When you reach the road, turn left and walk along then take the left fork after approx 300m and follow the road back to the car park passing a farm and cattle grid. The road is relatively quite but take care.

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