North East - The Yorkshire Dales

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4. Malham

Top 10 ten places to visit in North East England - The Yorkshire Dales

Malham and Malham Tarn Estate

Malham is a charming Pennine village located at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. It's pretty place, with limestone dry-stone walls and a stream running through the centre. The surrounding high moorland landscape has dramatic limestone features, stunning scenery of rolling hills, cliffs and 'limestone pavements' and England's highest freshwater lake - Malham Tarn.

Malham Cove is a huge curving ampitheatre shaped cliff formation of limestone rock, the vertical face of which is 260 ft high.

The tarn and streams served as the inspiration for 'The Water Babies' by Charles Kingsley, and there is an important wetlands nature reserve with viewing hides.

Town Head Barn provides information and leaflets about the area and is home to an exhibition on farming in Malhamdale with interactive displays.

Malham Tarn Estate
High moorland landscape with dramatic limestone features
Stunning scenery of rolling hills, cliffs and 'limestone pavements'
England's highest freshwater lake
The inspiration for 'The Water Babies' by Charles Kingsley
Important wetlands nature reserve with viewing hides
Interesting exhibition on farming in the Dales

Malham Tarn Estate Address:
Contact Address for Malham Tarn Estate enquiries (not location address)
Yorkshire Dales Estate Office
North Yorkshire
BD24 9PT
England, UK

Opening Times:
Malham and the surrounding area are of course accessable all year round, Monday to Sunday

Townhead Barn 
1st March – 2nd April 07, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 
8th April – 29th October 07, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday 
5th November – 17th December 07, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 
7th January – 29th February 08, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday
Last admission 30 minutes before closing


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