Malham Tarn Boardwalk

Tuesday 22nd May, 2018
Yorkshire Dales National Park

This lies on the north bank of the tarn. Though we have visited the tarn numerous times for various reasons, we have never made it to the lengthy splendid boardwalk. Parking will be on the road behind the Estate buildings.

The habitat is a mixture of calcareous fen & raised acid-bog therefore supporting a rich array of wetland plants incl Birds-eye primrose, Globe Flower & Marsh Cinquefoil.  Birdlife too is well represented, with several species of warbler, Tree Pipits & Spotted Flycatchers. Green Hairstreak butterflies may also be seen at this time.  If time allows we will look for Yellow Wagtails (nowadays a scarce bird) around Lower Trenhouse Farm. Toilet stops will be at the NT car park In Malham village. 

Leaders: John Gavaghan and Alice Gingell
Minibus transport; depart Unitarian Church 9.30am.  Cost:£8

Pick-ups along The Branch - Keighley route