Malham Tarn FSC, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9PU

Call them on 01729 830331 (Mon-Fri, 9am–5pm)


FSC Malham Tarn is a Field Studies Council centre based around an impressive Georgian fishing lodge situated on the northern shore of Malham Tarn and surrounded by the 147-hectare Malham Tarn National Nature reserve. The reserve and the centre's buildings are owned and managed by the National Trust. FSC Malham Tarn sleeps up to 105 across 29 bedrooms and 3 buildings. All types of bookings are welcome including singles, couples, groups of adults, families and extended family groups. Due to Covid-19, rooms are currently offered on a B&B basis at very reasonable rates. Outside you will find a courtyard, veranda and picnic benches, a lawn and walled garden. The centre has spectacular views across Malham Tarn and gives visitors a wonderful sense of remoteness. The area has some fantastic walking with the Pennine Way and the Dales High Way on the door step. The centrre has received the ‘Good to Go’ mark in recognition of following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    105 across 29 rooms. Mostly en suite.
  • Open:

    All year
  • Price per night:

    B&B from £18. Discounts for groups
  • Booking:

    Please enquire
  • Directions:

    From Malham (Skipton, Leeds, M1, A1) Bear left at the Buck Inn. Drive up a long winding hill and along the flat for 3 miles to a crossroads. Go straight ahead here, past High Trenhouse (Centre for Management Creativity) and down to a junction. Turn right and drive with the wood to your right for ½ mile. Ignore the gated track and watch out for a sharp right hand turn down a slope at the end of the woodland. NB Do not take the road from Malham that goes past the Listers Arms Hotel as this becomes a gated track. From Settle / Hawes (Kendal, Preston, M6) Take the B6479 to Langcliffe (do not follow the signs to Malham from Settle town centre) and turn into Langcliffe at the sign ‘Malham 7 ½’. Follow the road for 3 miles up a steep winding hill, down to an isolated farm and up another long hill. Bear right at the top of the hill at the sign ‘Malham 4¼’. After just over a mile the road forks at a small copse. Bear left here at the sign ‘Arncliffe 5¾’. (Do not take the road back to Malham). Continue for another mile, past a sharp right turn and a gated track. At the far end of the woodland watch for a sharp right turn. The final turn is marked with a small sign to the Field Centre. Follow the track for ¾ mile, through a narrow rock cutting to the large building at the far end.
  • Public Transport:

    Nearest stations: Settle (7 miles) & Giggleswick (8 miles).
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals and is an 'Eco Hostel'. It is on the Visit Britain COVID-19 Risk Assessment Good to Go scheme, the Field Studies Council page, the Three Peaks, the Dales High Way, the map of accommodation for school groups, the Pennine Way and the page of hostels with en suite rooms.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rDisabled Access
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)


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