Malham Tarn

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  • Amy

    A beautiful lake at 1,237 feet (377 metres) above sea-level, Malham Tarn is the highest marl lake in England. Formed around 10,000 years ago, it is one of only eight upland alkaline lakes in Europe. The lake has been a site for human activity since the Mesolithic era when hunters camped here hunting for deer and wild cattle.

    In more recent history, author Charles Kingsley was inspired to write his novel 'Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby' when he visited the lake in 1858.

    Today, the lake is owned by the National Trust. It's considered to be an important conservation area thanks to its unique geology, flora and fauna.

    • January 13, 2020

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Location: Craven, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation380 m

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