A National Trust guided walk in the Darnbrook Estate

7th May 2000

Leader - Martin Davies (National Trust) and John Chapman

Meeting Place - off-road parking on the Malham-Arncliffe road near Darnbrook House

 North Craven 
 Heritage Trust 

Darnbrook Farm on Malham Moor, together with some 2,800 acres of surrounding hill country, was acquired by the National Trust in 1995. Adjoining the Trust's Malham Tarn Estate, it constitutes a dramatic upland limestone landscape which forms an important habitat for upland birds and plants and also possesses a variety of sites of archaeological interest. The walk started westwards from Darnbrook House as far as the limestone pavement adjoining the Pennine Way, then turning southwards to descend to Cowside Beck. There is no public footpath along the floor of the valley but we were able to use this route along by the side of the beck to return to our starting point. The walk provided members with the opportunity to learn much about the important conservation measures being undertaken by the Trust to preserve and enhance this unique landscape.


Darnbrook Farm Photo Maureen Ellis
Stephen Park
Some of the transitions of this historic building can be seen especially in the variety of window styles.

Darnbrook Farm