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!
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in order to get the very latest information about the route & accomm.
IDoor Knocker at Brougham Hall
On 29th. January 2022 approximately 80 runners set off in appalling conditions to run the length of Lady Anne's Way. Organised by Due North Events & NAV4 Adventure, this 100 mile race was originally to be part of our 25th. Anniversary Celebrations, but was postponed because of the pandemic.
The runners had to battle through Storm Malik when they set off at 6.0am. from Skipton Castle. All those who competed can be truly proud of their achievements, especially with tricky conditions underfoot & brutal winds.
The winner was Sam Tyrer who reached Penrith in 18 hours 45 minutes. In 2nd. place was Emma Stuart - the first female - just under an hour later, closely followed by her partner James Chapman. Emma can be seen here on the right at the end of the run
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On completion of the walk a certificate can be collected from Penrith Tourist Information Centre & Appleby Visitor Centre or can be download from our News 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'
Hawes at end of Stage 3.
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