Malham Tarn, Malham

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Malham Tarn is a glacial lake near the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales, England. The lake is one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. At an altitude of 377m above sea level it is the highest marl lake in the United Kingdom. Its geology, flora and fauna have led to it being listed under a number of conservation designations. The site is currently owned by the National Trust, who lease part of the site to the Field Studies Council who offer residential and non-residential field courses there. The site was the inspiration for Charles Kingsley's 1863 novel, The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby.
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  • As a walking group walking around Malham cove and Malham village this was our starting point on a 7 mile walk very good car park offered.  more »
  • Park in the toursit information centre, its about £5 and supports the upkeep. Walk the cove and then on to the tarn which is just over a 7 mile circular route. Try the Lister Arms for a pint and a sna...  more »
  • wonder and beautiful part of the world. Love it here. it’s one of the 99 places to visit before you pop off your walking boots.
  • Nice peaceful place to visit, its just a shame you can't fully walk around. If you want somewhere to sit and think or relax, then on the edge of the tarn on a summers day is idyllic.
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