• FSC Malham Tarn Dining Room

We have had a wonderful 75 year history of operating at Malham Tarn, but we are now no longer taking any new bookings at this centre.

If you need any more information please contact [email protected]

FSC Malham Tarn is based around a Georgian fishing lodge situated on the northern shore of Malham Tarn and is surrounded by the 147-hectare Malham Tarn National Nature reserve, which along with the Centre buildings is owned and managed by the National Trust. The Centre itself has accommodation for 105 residents in rooms across three buildings, two thirds of which are en-suite, including one accessible bedroom.

Whilst FSC Malham Tarn isn’t open for teaching during the winter months, we can sometimes accommodate groups looking for a good value place to stay.

Please contact us to see if we have space on your preferred dates, letting us know the size of your group and whether you would prefer to cook for yourselves, or be catered.

‘’It was such a good experience at Malham Tarn that I’m now re-thinking my career choice for university, from pharmacy to experimental biology’’

A Level Student


  • Bar: We have a licensed bar stocked with local ales and spirits, wines, soft drinks and snacks
  • Capacity: Altogether we can accommodate up to 105 people. The accommodation available ranges from seven bed bunk rooms to twin rooms with some en suite facilities available.
  • Car Parking: There are limited parking facilities available at the centre.
  • Children's Facilities: We are an Educational Centre and have games and activities on-site for children aged 8+; however, younger children are welcome.
  • Common Room: There is a student common room in Tarn House and High Stables, with facilities for watching television or DVDs
  • Disabled Facilities: We have a disabled access room, including an en-suite wet room in High Stables.
  • Hot and Cold Drinks: We have hot and cold drinks making facilities accessible around the centre.
  • Kitchen: Fully catered services for all dietary needs available, as well as packed lunch making services.
  • Linen: All bedding is provided
  • Lounge: We have an adult lounge area with comfy sofas.
  • Outdoor Clothing: Walking boots, wellingtons, small rucksacks, waterproof trousers and coats can be borrowed free of charge
  • Outdoor Facilities: Extensive range of on-site and off-site activities.
  • Shop: Our shop sells drinks, snacks and souvenirs of your stay as well as a selection of FSC publications.
  • WIFI: Free guest WIFI is available through-out the centre.
  • Workrooms: We have five classrooms altogether, one of which can be used as a conference room. All have interactive whiteboards and WiFi access. Multimedia project facilities are also available along with iPads and laptops.

Food at our centres

For one day visits you are usually asked to bring a packed lunch unless it is specified otherwise.

Residential visits include freshly prepared seasonal meals, with a hot breakfast, packed lunch and choice of evening meal. Food is sourced locally wherever possible and we can cater for any dietary requirements. All of our residential centres have been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Served Here Bronze Award which recognises organisations which go the extra mile to make sure visitors are receiving healthy, nutritious and sustainable meals.

FSC Accommodation

We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible. Our residential centres offer a range of room sizes and layouts from single and twin up to larger dormitories. Some rooms are en suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by. Please contact us if you want to discuss your room requirements.

Each centre also has places to relax during any free time such as a lounge, games room and outdoor space.

Explore the centre and surrounding area

Health and Safety

  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • Food Hygiene rating: 5*
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark (Geographical Association)
  • Green Apple Environment Award
  • Met Office active participant
  • Safety Shield Health and Safety Award (Moorepay) Gold
  • Visit England 3*

How to find us

  • 7 miles (11km) from Settle station
  • 8 miles (13km) from Giggleswick station
  • 3 miles (5km) from Malham village
  • 7 miles (11km) from A65 at Settle

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.

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