This is the official website for Lady Anne's Way - the classic long distance walk passing through some of Britain's most stunning scenery on its 100 mile journey from Skipton to Penrith.
Starting at the magnificent Skipton Castle, the Way passes through the beautiful and popular Yorkshire Dales on its way into Cumbria and the hidden delights of the Upper Eden Valley.
The route was inspired by Lady Anne Clifford, that indomitable lady who owned vast estates in the old county of Westmorland during the seventeenth century. Lady Anne travelled repeatedly between her castles and the route takes in these once magnificent buildings, many now sadly in ruins.
Although originally devised and written as a six day walk, there is now a nine day alternative. This enables you to take things at a more leisurely pace and allows more time to visit places of interest en route. (For full details see '6 Day Version' or '9 Day Version' tabs.) Of course, you can take as long as you like to do the Way - or just do an odd day!
PLEASE CHECK OUT 'Route Updates' Page before setting out
in order to get the very latest information about the route & accomm.
Problems crossing the A66 south of Penrith-
IDoor Knocker at Brougham Hall
For details of the LAW100 2024 event see News Page.
On completion of the walk a certificate can be collected from Penrith Tourist Information Centre & Appleby Visitor Centre or can be download from our Guide Book Page.
The long awaited sculpture of Lady Anne has at last arrived in Kirkby Stephen. See the News Page for more info.
VIEWS ALONG THE 'WAY'
Haylands Bridge, north of Hawes
White Lion, Cray.
The Water Cut above Mallerstang.
Seen on the 'Highway' Mallerstang
Church Brough rabbit
Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Church Brough
After crossing the River Eden in Appleby, look out for the wooden doorway set into sandstone cliff.
Interesting carving on a wall inside Brougham Hall