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    Malham Tarn Upland Farm Walk

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    7.4 km
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    213 m
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    The Malham Tarn Upland Farm Walk is a fantastic route in Yorkshire Dales National Park that will take you around a lake with views across the moor. While out walking this trail, you will traverse the rugged terrain of the moor and enjoy breathtaking views across Malham Tarn as you walk around its scenic shoreline. If you are looking to improve this walk further, take the short detour south to visit the impressive Malham Tarn, a massive limestone wall.

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    Route Description for Malham Tarn Upland Farm Walk

    Featuring the barren, yet beautiful terrain of the moor and stunning views across a mountain lake, the Malham Tarn Upland Farm Walk is a charming adventure that will showcase some of the natural beauty that can be found within Yorkshire Dales National Park. Terrain here isn’t overly difficult either, making this a great walk for beginners and casuals that want to experience the landscape of the region.

    Setting out from the car park, you will head north across the moorland terrain, where you will very quickly arrive at the scenic shores of Malham Tarn. Keep left along the trail as you skirt around the edge of the lake, enjoying the scenic views across the calm surface of the water with stunning limestone rock formations looming overhead.

    After working around the shores of the lake and meeting up with the road, you will follow it to the southwest to make your way across the scenic landscape of the moor. Reaching the southwest corner of the route, you can take a detour to the southeast that will lead you to the impressive site of Malham Cove, a large, horseshoe-shaped wall of limestone that towers over the landscape. If you would rather continue along the trail, turn your attention to the northeast to traverse the moor for a short distance on the return to the car park.

    Getting to the Malham Tarn Upland Farm Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Malham Tarn Upland Farm Walk from Malham, drive north on Cove Road for 4.3 km and turn right to continue on for another 1.4 km. Keep straight onto Pennine Way for 107 m and turn left to enter the car park.

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