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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

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Malham Tarn

Yorkshire Dales

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This Centre, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, occupies a large Georgian country house, leased from the National Trust.  Malham Tarn is an unusual lime-rich upland lake, set amid a variety of habitats with a range of nationally-scarce species. To the west of the Tarn is an area of fen and raised bog, while the surrounding grassland has areas of limestone pavement and a rich flora.  The woodland around Tarn House is also of conservation importance. The Tarn and its associated wetlands and woodlands form a National Nature Reserve. The reserve is part of the much larger Malham-Arncliffe Site of Special Scientific Interest. The area's importance in an international context is recognised by its designation as a RAMSAR site and as a Special Area of Conservation. The National Trust manages the reserve in partnership with Natural England and the Field Studies Council.

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