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!
ANNIVERSARY CERTIFICATE 25 + 1
Due to the pandemic many walkers who intended to complete the route in 2020, have had to alter their plans.
With this in mind we've decided to carry forward the Certificate to 2021. You will be able to collect it from Penrith Tourist Information Centre or download from our News Page.
PLEASE CHECK OUT 'Route Updates' Page before setting out
in order to get the very latest information about the route & accomm.
The long awaited sculpture of Lady Anne has at last arrived in Kirkby Stephen. See the News Page for more info.
Brand new continuous running event along the route scheduled for Jan.30/31st. 2021 - has been postponed until April 24th/25th. due to the pandemic. Final decision will be made on March 1st. See News page for latest info.
Celebratory walk - 25th. Anniversary
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Because of the uncertainty surrounding the easing of restrictions around the pandemic, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Celebratory walk scheduled for May 8th. this year. See also under News Page
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VIEWS ALONG THE 'WAY'
The Water Cut above Mallerstang.
Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Church Brough
Church Brough rabbit
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