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Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn, Settle BD24, UK

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About Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn is England’s highest freshwater lake.The current tarn is actually thought to only be half its original size with Tarn Moss, immediately to the west, having originally formed part of the lake It is an area of outstanding moorland uplands, with lower-rich hay meadows, varied birdlife, and awe-inspiring vistas.


Attractions near Malham Tarn

Malham Cove2.68km from Malham Tarn

Malham Cove is a huge curving amphitheatre-shaped cliff formation of limestone rock.It was formed by a waterfall carrying meltwater from glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age more than 12,000 years ago. Today it is a well-known beauty spot within the Yorkshire Dales National Park Formed along the line of the Middle Craven Fault, it has been eroded backward from the line of the fault by the action of water and ice over millions of years. The limestone pavement at the top is a superb example of

Gordale Scar3.45km from Malham Tarn

Gordale Scar is a limestone ravine 1 mile northeast of Malham, North Yorkshire, England. It contains two waterfalls and has overhanging limestone cliffs over 330 feet high. The gorge could have been formed by water from melting glaciers or a cavern collapse. The stream flowing through the scar is Gordale Beck, which on leaving the gorge flows over Janet's Foss before joining Malham Beck 2 miles downstream to form the River Aire.  A right of way leads up the gorge, but requires climbing approxima

Janet's Foss3.88km from Malham Tarn

Janet's Foss is a popular waterfall and beauty spot on the southern edge of Yorkshire. The waterfall is at the top of the woods with a short rocky climb required to reach the road on Gordale Lane. The waterfall itself features Tufa deposits forming on the rocks behind the waterfall.  It is also a b beautiful location for family swims and celebrations.

Kilnsey Park7.99km from Malham Tarn

Kilnsey Park is a family visitor attraction in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It offers activities for all the family including fun fishing, friendly farm animals and a nature trail with butterfly garden and rare orchids. It also offers a real Yorkshire Dales experience with events and activities including fun fishing, walking, pony trekking and cycling.

The Settle–Carlisle line is a 73-mile-long main railway line in northern England. The route, which crosses the remote, scenic regions of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines, runs between Settle Junction, on the Leeds to Morecambe line, and Carlisle, near the English-Scottish borders. The historic line was constructed in the 1870s and has several notable tunnels and viaducts such as the imposing Ribblehead.

Pen-y-ghent8.61km from Malham Tarn

Pen-y-ghent is the perfect hill with which to give young children a taste of an outdoor challenge. The circular walk to the summit from Horton-in-Ribblesdale is under six miles – perfect for little legs or when the days are short and time is squeezed. The summit ridge divides streams flowing east to the North Sea from those that flow west into the Irish Sea and is at the end of a whaleback ridge that includes nearby Plover Hill.

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.