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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!




Sadly, due to the Covid 19 crisis, we have had to postpone the Celebratory walk in Mallerstang scheduled for May 16th. We will review the situation in the Autumn, so if you are interested in joining us please check out the web site in September.

As a pair of over 70's ourselves we know all too well some of the problems that lie ahead. Keep fit and keep walking - the fells are still there to give us some consolation and sanity. Sheila and Frank

Brand new continuous running event along the route scheduled for Jan. 30/31st. 2021.

This just happens to be Lady Anne's birthday.

See News page for latest info.

Initiated in 2015 the group - 'Friends of Lady Annes Way' was formed to support & help maintain the 'way' with the intial focus being on waymarking the route. For an update on events so far click the red disc to download the latest newsletter.

To become a 'Friend' email sheila on:- sheilamgordon@googlemail.com


PLEASE CHECK OUT 'Route Updates' Page before setting out

in order to get the very latest information about the route & accomm.

 Leaving Skipton


The Water Cut above Mallerstang.



 Pendragon Castle

   Eden Valley

Brough Castle.

Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Church Brough

Church Brough rabbit


Interesting carving on a wall inside Brougham Hall

After crossing the River Eden in Appleby, look out for the wooden doorway set into  sandstone cliff. 

Door knocker at Brougham Hall.

Brougham Castle.