762 Malham Tarn Circuit

Set high on the limestone plateau Malham Tarn is a rarity, for limestone has countless fissures through which water pours away into subterranean worlds. But here geology has plugged the leak leaving a tarn which is a magnet for water birds and nature lovers alike.

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LOCATION: South Yorkshire Dales
START: Water Sinks car park on minor road signed "Malham Tarn" from Malham village
Grid ref: SD895658 Postcode: BD249PU
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Yorkshire Dales South Landranger 98
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Waterhouses, Pennine Way, Dean Moor, Great Close Scar

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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