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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!



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.

PLEASE CHECK OUT 'Route Updates' Page before setting out

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

IDoor Knocker at Brougham Hall


Skipton Castle

 Leaving Skipton

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Barden Tower



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Haylands Bridge, north of Hawes


Seen on the 'Highway' Mallerstang

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 Pendragon Castle

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Carpley Green
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The Water Cut above Mallerstang.


Sculpture at Kirkby Stephen

Church Brough rabbit

Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture, Church Brough

Brough Castle.


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

Brougham Castle.

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